PSYC 309 Health Psychology

This course focuses on the psychological factors that impact the health of children and adults. Students learn how psychological research methods, theories, and principles can be applied to enhance biomedical approaches for promoting health and treating illness. Students become aware of the experiences of treating patients in the hospital setting, factors that affect adherence to medical regimens, and sources of problems in patient/practitioner relationships. Individual behavioral change projects and group research are assigned to acquaint students with the methods needed to create healthier lifestyles.




ENGL 106, ENGL 107, or ENGL 206 and PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor