SEM:HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Psychology

Course Number: 
325
Institution: 
Smith College
Topic: Issues in Mind/Body Medicine. Focusing on the role of psychological processes, we will examine the state of empirical support for various modalities of healing physical health problems across allopathic and complementary/alternative medicine perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on critically evaluating current research and designing appropriate future studies. Recurrent psychological process themes across modalities will be highlighted, e.g., the placebo effect, emotion, and the social context of healing. A previous course in health psychology is recommended. Prerequisite: 192 or permission of the instructor. Focusing on the role of psychological processes, we will examine the state of empirical support for various modalities of healing physical health problems across allopathic and complementary/alternative medicine perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on critically evaluating current research and designing appropriate future studies. Recurrent psychological process themes across modalities will be highlighted, e.g., the placebo effect, emotion, and the social context of healing. A previous course in health psychology is recommended. Prerequisite: 192 or permission of the instructor.
Comments: 

Topic: Issues in Mind/Body Medicine. Instructor Permission. Not open to first-years, sophomores

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
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Schedule #: 
39960-S13

Course Sections

SEM:HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Benita Jackson

bjackson@smith.edu

T 01:00-02:50

BASS 210