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PSYC 178 Health Psychology

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    Aug 16, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course explores how psychology concepts are important in the world of health. Health is of great importance for every single human being because we have all experienced being sick, being in pain, and it can be yourself or someone you know. In this course, psychology is important with health because health providers must care for the needs of the patient and be able to incorporate psychology (such as avoiding medical jargon so that patients understand their condition better) in order to better patient adherence to medical advice and practices. I recommend this course because of how health is an important aspect in our lives and learning about health through a psychological lens will open up discussion to how we can further improve health care overall.

    Course highlights:

    I gained a lot of knowledge of knowing the pros and cons to how patients should be approached by providers. This course helped broaden my understanding of health care and made me generate ideas to how it can be improved. I learned to discuss my thoughts during discussion class and go to my professor during office hours to have a conversation about what I took away from lecture and the readings. A major highlight for me was when I would have a ton of questions that I wanted to have answers to. This was a highlight for me because I enjoy taking a class that takes me beyond my limits and gets me thinking and generating a lot of questions. This course challenged me to think beyond what was written or said in lecture and provide opinions on the material.

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    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Advice I would give to students considering this course is to definitely look beyond the written and said information that is presented. If you are able to do that you can be able to interpret it better and grasp a different understanding. Definitely use outside sources and information learned from other classes that you can connect with to the material in the course so that you broaden knowledge of the course. Most importantly, read the assigned readings. Going to lecture won't be enough because reading the book and the articles will further enhance your understanding of the class as a whole. Additionally, participate and engage during discussion. I know it's nerve-wracking to speak in front of your peers but it is a great feeling to get your viewpoint across even when it may sound weird out loud.

    • Spring 2016
    • Patrick Morse
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions

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