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The Biopsychosocial Model of Health and Illness
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Aims to define the biopsychosocial model, explicate its implications in healthcare, characterize the nature of past and present perceptions of health and what factors influenced change, delineate the position of health psychology in different environments, and reveal the methods used to study biopsychosocial interactions.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Psychology
Sociology
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Syllabus
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Rice University
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Connexions
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Dr. Shaheen E Lakhan
Health Psychologist
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A specialty of clinical psychology, health psychology is the study of how biological, psychological and social factors affect overall health and wellness. Health psychologists may focus their skills further in subspecialties including behavioral assessment and/or intervention; pain management and illness prevention; or health care reform. The range of available health psychology careers is broad. Licensed health psychologists are qualified to treat patients in a clinical setting as well as consult for private or government agencies. Their knowledge and skills are applicable in hospitals, clinics, universities, private corporations and government offices.

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Psychology
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psychology.org
Psychology
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Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.Senior Contributing AuthorsRose M. Spielman, Formerly of Quinnipiac UniversityContributing AuthorsKathryn Dumper, Bainbridge State CollegeWilliam Jenkins, Mercer UniversityArlene Lacombe, Saint Joseph's UniversityMarilyn Lovett, Livingstone CollegeMarion Perlmutter, University of Michigan

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Social Science
Psychology
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Full Course
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Rice University
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OpenStax College
Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Contemporary Psychology
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Appreciate the diversity of interests and foci within psychologyUnderstand basic interests and applications in each of the described areas of psychologyDemonstrate familiarity with some of the major concepts or important figures in each of the described areas of psychology

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Social Science
Psychology
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Rice University
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OpenStax College
Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction
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Opening image caption:Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior. (credit "background": modification of work by Nattachai Noogure; credit "top left": modification of work by U.S. Navy; credit "top middle-left": modification of work by Peter Shanks; credit "top middle-right": modification of work by "devinf"/Flickr; credit "top right": modification of work by Alejandra Quintero Sinisterra; credit "bottom left": modification of work by Gabriel Rocha; credit "bottom middle-left": modification of work by Caleb Roenigk; credit "bottom middle-right": modification of work by Staffan Scherz; credit "bottom right": modification of work by Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team)Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.

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Social Science
Psychology
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Rice University
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OpenStax College
Psychology, Stress, Lifestyle, and Health, What Is Stress?
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Differentiate between stimulus-based and response-based definitions of stressDefine stress as a processDifferentiate between good stress and bad stressDescribe the early contributions of Walter Cannon and Hans Selye to the stress research fieldUnderstand the physiological basis of stress and describe the general adaptation syndrome

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Social Science
Psychology
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College