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Spring 2011-2012
PSY 317 (SA)  

Health Psychology

Keiko T. Brynildsen

The objectives of this course are to understand the psychosocial processes that influence health and health care delivery. Topics to be examined are the psychophysiological and sociocultural bases of health and illness; pain; adaptation to chronic illness; stress; personality and illness; death, dying, and grief; substance use; health promoting behaviors; patient adherence; physician-patient communication; health care; and medical ethics and utilization.

Sample reading list:
Sarafino, E.P. and Smith, T.W., Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions

Reading/Writing assignments:
Two midterm exams, one paper, and a final exam.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 45%
Final Exam - 25%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
One prior psychology course..

Reserved Seats:
Open to PSY Concentrators Only 20

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40864 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M W   Guyot Hall   10   Enrolled:75 Limit:95
P01 9:00 am - 9:50 am T   Friend Center   305   Enrolled:15 Limit:16
P02 10:00 am - 10:50 am T   Friend Center   305   Enrolled:15 Limit:16
P03 11:00 am - 11:50 am T   Friend Center   305   Enrolled:12 Limit:16
P04 10:00 am - 10:50 am F   Green Hall   0-N-7   Enrolled:11 Limit:16
P05 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   Green Hall   0-N-7   Enrolled:11 Limit:16
P06 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm F   Green Hall   0-N-7   Enrolled:11 Limit:16