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Advanced Issues in Health Psychology - PSY466

This unit provides an advanced overview of health psychology. Health psychology is devoted to understanding psychological influences on how people stay healthy, why they become ill, and how they respond when they do get ill. Empirical and clinical evidence suggests the optimal approaches, especially in the prevention of poor lifestyle habits, to promote healthy behaviour. Topics covered within this unit include the nature of chronic illness and pain, stress and its management, design and planning of behaviour change interventions, and coping with serious illness.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Kerry Sherman



PSY490 or PSY495

NCCW(s): PSYC426
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences

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