Psychology 531 syllabus 11-10-08

Psychology 531 syllabus 11-10-08 - Psychology 531: Health...

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Psychology 531: Health Psychology Winter 2009 Time: 12:00-1:18 PM Location: Lazenby 0021 Kimberly M. Kelly, PhD Office Hours 302C Comprehensive Cancer Center Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:18-1:48 PM 410 W. 12th Avenue and by arrangement 688-3524 Course Description: Health Psychology is basically the application of the theory and method of psychology to the health area. In this course, we will examine a number of health states and psychological models of health. Through this course, I hope that you will get a better understanding of the psychological, biological, and social processes underlying health. Course Objectives : At the end of this course, students will be able to: Discuss key issues related to health psychology Understand key methods and models relevant to health psychology Course Structure: The class will meet twice per week. The class will be structured to include lecture, which will cover the main issues related to the scheduled topic, and additional class discussion. In addition to in-class time, it is expected that in accordance with university guidelines for a 3 credit hour course, students will spend an average of 6 hours per week out of class in reading and preparation for class assignments. Course Expectations: The course will provide an overview of a number of issues associated with health psychology. Success of this course is dependent upon the active participation of all class members. You are responsible for everything (i.e., lectures, assignments, date changes) that happens in class. If you are not physically able to attend class or are late, please get notes from a reliable classmate. You must take the initiative to make-up
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Psychology 531 syllabus 11-10-08 - Psychology 531: Health...

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