Stress and Health

PSY 392 - Stress and Health

MySlice Info:

Term: Fall 2017
Class #: 20037
Section: M001
Credits: 3

Jorgensen, Randall

Counts toward:
Dept Soc Sci

Course Time(s):
TuTh 12:30pm-01:50pm

Marshall Square Mall 202B

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the psychological, somatic, and environmental facets of health and well-being. We will discuss theory and research as a means of exploring issues related to the psychogenic (psychological factors inducing or protecting against disease) and somatic aspects (physical factors inducing or protecting against disease) of health, and how these aspects of self interact with the environment in health maintenance, as well as the pathophysiology and etiology of disease. That is, a Biopsychosocial Model forms the base of the class. Further, students are expected to explore a variety of stress management approaches. We will use a seminar format; thus, exploration and expression of ideas are desiderata.


Prerequisite: PSY 205 or 209 or equivalent AP or transfer credit.