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ERIC Number: EJ911097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Taking the Pulse of Undergraduate Health Psychology: A Nationwide Survey
Brack, Amy Badura; Kesitilwe, Kutlo; Ware, Mark E.
Teaching of Psychology, v37 n4 p271-275 2010
We conducted a random national survey of 100 doctoral, 100 comprehensive, and 100 baccalaureate institutions to determine the current state of the undergraduate health psychology course. We found clear evidence of a maturing course with much greater commonality in name (health psychology), theoretical foundation (the biopsychosocial model), and course content (e.g., smoking, heart disease, stress, chronic illness) than reported in the past. Also indicative of growth, 33% of all schools compared offered the course compared to only a quarter of schools offering the course 2 decades ago. Finally, we discuss the current state of health psychology and summaries of course content and teaching strategies. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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