PSYC 348: Stress & Health
This course will explore the psychological, biological, and sociological influences that affect individuals’ abilities to cope with stress and illness and promote health. Topics to be examined include how the body’s biological systems function, stress and its effects on the individual, coping with stress, coping with pain and chronic illnesses, the interface between stress and cardiovascular disease, and psychoneuroimmunology. The course will be organized within three broad units: Unit 1: Biology and Stress; Unit 2: Moderators and Effects of Stress; and Unit 3: Health Issues
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