This module introduces the field of health psychology.
Students will explore the links between mental processes
and behaviours as related to health and illnesses. This
module encourages critical awareness of the role of
psychological theory and methodology in maintaining
healthy functioning. Topics include theories of healthy
behaviour, health enhancing behaviour (e.g. exercise),
health risk behaviour (e.g. smoking), and rehabilitation.
This module will challenge students to critically evaluate
the role that cognition, society and the environment play in
the health of individuals.
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