Learning Objectives

  1. Differentiate health psychology from behavioral medicine.
  2. Summarize the impact of stress on physical well-being.
  3. Describe interventions health psychologists use to treat patients experiencing stress.
  4. Explain social support’s impact on an individual’s physical health.
  5. Explore common areas of clinical focus in health psychology.
  6. Debate the potential benefits and drawbacks of patient-centered medical homes.
  7. Review the potential impact of cultural factors on the practice of health psychology.