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Dr. Fuschia Sirois
Mondays & Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext:2224
Department of Psychology
University of WindsorChrysler Hall South
401 Sunset Avenue Windsor, Ontario Canada N9B 3P4
Welcome to the home page for Health Psychology
46-339 (01) Summer 2007
|Dr. Fuschia Sirois|
| Mondays & Wednesdays 8:30 – 11:20 a.m.|
| Toldo Health Education Centre 204|
| Chrysler Hall South (CHS) 191-1|
|Mondays & Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:30 pm |
| Barat Wolfe|
TA office hours:
| By appointment, as needed|
Instructor’s web page:
The major goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the theories and research in Health Psychology. Throughout this course we will explore the application of psychological factors to understanding health promotion and prevention, and illness onset, development and treatment.
Conversely, we will also examine how health influences emotional and cognitive states.
We will also investigate the interaction of psychological and biological factors through various topics including Stress and Coping, the Placebo Effect, Chronic Illness, Personality and Health, Pain, and Psychoneuroimmunology.
Some of the specific health problems we will examine to illustrate the role of psychological factors in health and illness include Cancer, Heart Disease, Chronic Pain, Diabetes, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Arthritis. We will also survey methodological issues in Health Psychology with the aim of developing critical research evaluation skills. In addition, you will have an opportunity to demonstrate these skills through the written research project.
Health Psychology (Required)
ISBN: 0073219460 Author: Taylor Publisher: Mcgraw
Edition: 6 Cover: Paperback
Department: Psychology Texts Section: 46