PSYC6620 Health and Community Psychology

Course Description

3 U, 2 Lect. 2 Tut.

This course provides a fundamental background in health and community psychology. Students will have the opportunity to critically examine and evaluate conceptual, methodological, and research issues that are germane in health and community psychology. Focus will be on the synthesis and integration of the two disciplines within a person-in-environment perspective. Students are expected to evaluate issues not only at the individual level, but as well as within the ecology, including groups, settings, communities, cultures, etc. Furthermore, prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation are equally emphasized. It is the aim that students will have a fundamental understanding of major health and community psychology concepts and be able to conceptualize various health issues and formulate sound interventions in an ecological perspective.