|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||dr. KT Verkooijen|
|Lecturer(s)||dr. KT Verkooijen|
|Examiner(s)||dr. KT Verkooijen|
Language of instruction:
Assumed knowledge on:
MCB-10806 Introduction to Social Psychology.
Students will get acquainted with theories and research methods common in the field of health psychology. Topics that are addressed centre around two themes:
- 1) predicting and changing health behaviour;
- 2) coping with stress and illness.
During the course, students work in small groups on a research assignment including quantitative data collection, statistical analysis with SPSS, and scientific writing.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- comprehend the field of health psychology, its merits and limitations;
- reproduce and apply basic concepts and theories to understand (and change) health and illness behaviour;
- collect and analyse quantitative data concerning (determinants of) health behaviour;
- write a proper scientific research report.
- SPSS practical;
- presentation and self-study.
- written examination (60%);
- research assignment (40%).
To pass both marks need to be at least 5.50.
Morrison, V. & Bennett, P. (2012). An Introduction to Health Psychology. 3rd ed. Pearson Education Limited, Essex, England. ISBN: 9780273735199.
Obligatory literature will be provided through MyPortal.
|Compulsory for:||BGM||Health and Society||BSc||3WD|
|Compulsory for:||WUCHS||BSc Minor Communication, Health and Society||3WD|