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Psychology and Physiology of Stress

HHAW - 121

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

This course investigates the multidimensional phenomenon of stress from the mind body connection to the conditions, attitudes and behaviors that contribute to the stress response. It examines the psychosomatic theory of dis-ease and the mechanisms that link stress with illness. Using a holistic approach for intervention, it allows students to study different techniques for dealing with stress on a personal level and also how to help others develop techniques and design stress management programs for stress reduction and adaptation.