Health Psychology


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

Required prior knowledge

Assumed Knowledge:
MCB10806 Social Psychology, YRM10306 Research Methods in the Social Sciences and MAT15403 Statistics II

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  • Start date

    6 January 2025

    • Ends
      31 January 2025
    • Term *
      Period 3
    • Location
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      1 Jun, 00:00 - 24 Nov 2024
These offerings are valid for students of Utrecht University