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Health PsychologyOrganization logo: Wageningen University & Research

About this course

Students will get acquainted with theories and research methods common in the field of health psychology. Topics that are addressed centre around three themes:

  • predicting and changing health behaviour;
  • coping with stress and illness;
  • mental health.
    During the course, students work in small groups on a research assignment including quantitative data collection by means of a questionnaire, statistical analysis with SPSS, and scientific writing.

Learning outcomes

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.

Prior knowledge

Assumed Knowledge:
MCB10806 Introduction to Social Psychology and YRM10306 Research Methods in the Social Sciences

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