Four areas of focus of health psychology
1.) Health Promotion & Maintenance 2.) Prevention & treatment of illness 3.) Etiology & correlates of health, illness & dysfunction 4.) The health care system and the formulation of health policy
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I love Dr. Sbarra. He is an excellent professor and is very engaging. He makes the course interesting and fun because he is so passionate about the material. He is also very approachable and more than willing to help struggling students.
The biggest highlight of the course is the interactive textbook. One has to read and answer questions throughout a chapter. This makes it easier to retain the information and really understand what the chapter is about. I learned about why health psychology was so important, how the general pattern of health has changed throughout time, and how people respond to bad news about their own health or a loved one's.
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Advice for students:
All you really need to do is to just sit down and read the material. It takes a lot longer to try and skip to the chapter questions then to just read the text beforehand.