PSY 345: Psychology of Health and Illness

Course Description This course will examine psychological influences on how people stay healthy, why they become Ill, and how they respond when they are ill. Topics include the mind-body relationship, stress and stress management, chronic pain, headaches, biofeedback and the patient in various treatment settings. The course also examines changes in lifestyle and psychological issues faced by individuals dealing with stroke, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and AIDS.
Prerequisites PSY 101.
Credits 3