Fall 2007

Health Psychology

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-47


Catherine A. Sanderson (Section 01)


An introduction to the theories and methods of psychology as applied to health-related issues. We will consider theories of reasoned action/planned behavior, social cognition, and the health belief model. Topics will include personality and illness, addictive behaviors, psychoneuroimmunology, psychosocial factors predicting health service utilization and adherence to medical regimens, and framing of health-behavior messages and interventions. Requisite: Psychology 11 or 12. Limited to 15 students. First semester: Professor Sanderson.