10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: PSY246, PSY259

Aims/Description: This module presents key concepts and research in Health Psychology as they relate to major topics within the field: health behaviours and stress. The module builds on and expands PSY 246 (Social, Health and Environmental Psychology) module content introducing Heath Psychology, with lectures covering key theories and research on the interaction of psychological, social, and biological (biopsychosocial) factors in health and illness. Topics covered include stress and coping, personality and health, and health-promoting and health-compromising behaviours. Laboratory sessions aid in developing critical research skills in Health Psychology by providing hands -on experience in qualitative analysis and applied analysis of core concepts.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Psychology):

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