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338_SS10_intro_chap1_stud - Health Psychology Sylvie...

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Health Psychology Sylvie Lombardo, PhD
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Who Am I? Born in Belgium “socialized medicine” Ph.D. at Wayne State University in clinical/community psychology Minor in public health Assistant Professor at OU since 2002 Research Interests: Sexual development and relationship context among teenagers and young adults; measurement of sexual health; health program implementation and evaluation Experiences in various settings delivering individual and community MH services Substance abuse treatment, school mental health, Emergency room, inpatient and outpatient mental health
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Part I Course Introduction and Requirements
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Relevance of Today’s lecture Review course outline Give a broad overview of health psychology After this lecture, you should have clear expectations about the content of this course. You should be able to decide whether this is really the right course for you…or count your loss and run
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Course Evaluation 2 written assignments (45%) 2 tests (45%) In-class exercises and participation (5%) Active engagement vs. passive memorization A note on Moodle Students are expected to bring to class outlines & articles pertaining to chapter(s) discussed
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Test Format Same format for all tests. 50-70 multiple choice questions! Each question has five answers Mix or memorization and factual information an Short essay questions Applied knowledge learned in class Questions are based on lecture notes (60%) and textbook (40%).
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How to maximize your learning? BEFORE class Read chapters and outlines Integrate outline and textbook information If it is in the outline AND the book…must be important Read all assigned articles ATER CLASS Read your notes again, and reconcile with your textbook
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And it will pay off accordingly… You get a 4.0 (95%>) for an outstanding achievement relative to the level necessary to meet course requirements You get a 3.6 (90%) for an achievement that is significantly above the level necessary to meet course requirements You get a 3.2 (80%) for an achievement that meets the course requirements in every respect You get a 2.7 (70%) for an achievement that is worthy of credit even though it fails to meet fully the course requirements
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Any more questions? Office hours 12:00-2:00 TMonday and by appointment Email Please DO NOT USE Moodle to email me, I rarely check it Avoid leaving me lengthy messages on my answering machines Email me at slombard@oakland.edu
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Part II Historical Context and Health
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Lifetime expectancy What is the change in lifetime expectancy of men and women in the US in 2002 vs. 1900?
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2010 for the course PSY 338 taught by Professor Lombardo during the Spring '10 term at Oakland University.

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