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PSYC 320 Psychology of Wellness: The Mind-Body Connection

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

An exploration in the research, related concepts, factors and practices that contribute to overall health and wellness of brain and mind over the lifespan. It emphasizes holism: the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and self-directed spiritual components of wellness. It is interdisciplinary in nature drawing on source materials from positive, cross-cultural, clinical and health psychology, holistic health and neuroscience. The course will examine the intersection of the mind and body and reviews the scientific application of techniques that reduce stress and enhance biological, social, and psychological wellness.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5b, E5d
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area E1D), UC (IGETC Area 4)