PSIC-4606 Clinic Psychology IV

This seminar is devoted to analyzing the current state of research in the field of Health Psychology. Like other seminars, during the first part of the course, topics connected to the contemporary theoretical conceptions on individual health and the psychological and social aspects that influence the same will be included. In the second part, transversal questions present in health behaviors and disease prevention will be reviewed, in order to finally consider the concrete applications that may be used for pain management, while considering in particular the stigmatization, discrimination and the way to intervene individuals who suffer a chronic or terminal disease. One of the purposes of this course is to sensitize the student before the health care problems and to awaken his/her interest towards the application of the acquired knowledge to understanding specific disorders (cancer, HIV AIDS, diabetes).




Castro Leonidas