2021-2022 University Catalog


The field of health psychology includes five principle health domains: individual, community, environmental, health systems and health policy. The goal of this course is to familiarize students with each of these five domains through an examination of the theoretical, empirical and clinical aspects of health. Students will learn to identify and analyze the causes and correlates of health and disease in an increasingly, interrelated and diverse world using research techniques. This course will pursue a global approach towards wellbeing, taking into consideration the social, political and historical context of such issues in each environment. We will discuss the health status of different countries and the role of lifestyles and behaviors on individual outcomes, especially in industrialized countries.