Social Psychology (PSYC 340)
Analysis of theories and research in the scientific study of human social phenomena, focusing on the relationship between the social environment and individual behavior.
Health Psychology (PSYC 385)
The course presents a comprehensive review of the role of behavioral variables in the maintenance of health and in the prevention, etiology and treatment of disease. Special attention is paid to behavioral variables in coronary heart disease, hypertension and cancer. Other topics include pain management, the treatment of obesity and alcoholism and the management of the dying patient.
Social Health Psychology (undergraduate and graduate) (PYSC 441 and 601)
This course examines health behavior research and theory through the lens of applied social psychology. Students critically explore the variety of ways in which social influence shapes health-promoting institutions and health policy, and the impact of institutions and policies on the health outcomes of individuals and social groups.