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2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 323 - Stress and Illness

How do the psychological stressors of contemporary life affect our health? This course explores the influence of stress and its management on the function of the cardiovascular system, metabolism, development and growth, sex and reproduction, the immune system, pain, memory, and sleep. Also examined is the interaction between the stress response and the incidence and course of psychiatric diseases like depression and anxiety, as well as factors like individual differences in personality, spirituality, and socioeconomic status.

Prerequisites & Notes
PSY 100

(Cr: 3)