The course introduces the role of emotion within the fields of health psychology and behavior medicine. Associations are both presented in terms of emotions as predictors of health and emotional consequences of health-related problems. Areas that are covered includes different emotional theories/concepts in the development and maintenance of health-related problems such as pain, sleep, stress, cardio-vascular disease. In addition, the field of emotional consequences in ill-health are presented and bidirectional mechanisms are discussed.
A bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits (ECTS) with a major in psychology. Alternatively, a bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits (ECTS) with a different major and 60 credits in psychology. Alternatively, 180 credits (ECTS) in psychology without the requirement of having a completed degree. English B/English 6 from Swedish gymnasium or the equivalent.