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This course will examine the consequences of stress on individuals and the social environments in which their lives take place: such as family, work, school, communities, among other social contexts. Topics to be explored include: definitions and theories of stress, key stressors, stress prevention and coping skills, balanced lifestyles; and research and information technology sources related to mental health and stress relief. This course includes a combination of theory, practical knowledge, and application experiences that will help the student understand many day-to-day situations which create stress and have health consequences. Understanding sources of stress and practicing prevention habits as well as learning about coping skills is a vital way of keeping healthy, physically and emotionally. Along with discussions and written assignments, students will use online video demonstrations, and applications-based exercises to track stressful situations and practicing coping skills.
Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to Psychology OR General Psychology and completion of a course in Human Biology or equivalent. Completion of or currently taking Behavioral Neuroscience: Introductory or Health Psychology is recommended.
Note: this course is open to all students. Center for Distance Learning students taking this course for educational planning credit should obtain mentor/advisor permission. This course can be used towards CDL Educational Planning.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.
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