Catalogue 2017 - 2018

PSY 220 Health Psychology


3 cr.


PSY 101 and PSY 201 or permission of the chair.

Course Description

This course will explore the relationship between psychological factors and physical and mental health illness. Included will be discussions of stress reactivity, psychoneuroimmunology, the role of cognitive behavior, stress hardiness, and prevention. Students will also learn and practice a variety of intervention protocols, including the relaxation response.