Fall 2012

Health Psychology

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-247

Formerly listed as: PSYC-47

Moodle site: Course


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: PSYC 100 or 212 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 25 students. Fall semester. Professor Sanderson.


2016-17: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2010, Fall 2012