psych627 | Graduate
Illness Prevention And Health Promotion
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Obesity, Disordered Eating, and Exercise
- Explain the current and future diagnostic criteria for eating disorders.
- Analyze the value of physical exercise and activity on physical and mental health.
- Describe the genetic, environmental, psychosocial, and sociocultural factors that contribute to obesity.
Addictive Behavior and Health
- Compare the genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors that contribute to abuse and dependence on alcohol and other drugs.
- Describe the physical consequences of the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
- Evaluate the physical and psychological effects of smoking.
Chronic Pain and Pain Behavior
- Compare the physiological and psychosocial aspects of acute and chronic pain.
- Evaluate methods to measure pain.
- Differentiate between pain, suffering, and pain behavior.
- Explain the effects of anxiety and depression on chronic pain.
Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health
- Describe the major components and risk factors of cardiovascular disease.
- Evaluate the research on the effects of positivity and optimism on cardiovascular disease.
- Explain the origins and progression of metabolic syndrome.
- Recommend strategies to reduce the effects of psychosocial risk factors in cardiovascular disease for Type A and Type B personalities.
Cancer, HIV/AIDS, and Psychoneuroimmunology
- Describe the various types of cancer.
- Compare the medical and psychosocial interventions for coping with cancer.
- Describe the history, epidemiology, and transmission of HIV/AIDS.
- Evaluate the influence of psychosocial factors on cancer and HIV/AIDS.
- Compare the immune surveillance theory with the biphasic model in psychoneuroimmunology.
- Compare the various risk factors for two different types of cancer.
Stress, Health, and Sleep
- Differentiate between the absence of illness and thriving.
- Explain the effects of prolonged stress on the mind and body.
- Describe the effects of sleep deprivation on physical and mental health.
- Analyze the differences between sleep deprivation and stress-related insomnia.
- Explain how the concepts of hardiness, self-efficacy, and optimism influence stress management and coping.
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