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PU5053: STRESS, PERSONALITY AND HEALTH (2020-2021)

Last modified: 04 Aug 2020 13:55


Course Overview

Humans vary from one person to the next, both in terms of their stable characteristics and in terms of how they respond to different situations and environments. These individual differences can in turn influence health positively and negatively. This course explores key individual differences in stress and personality. We will explore differences in physical, psychological and behavioural responses to stress; methods of coping with stress; theoretical determinants of stress; and the role of personality in health and illness.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Daniel Powell

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • MSc Health Psychology (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Humans vary from one person to the next, both in terms of their stable characteristics and in terms of how they respond to different situations and environments. These individual differences can in turn influence health positively and negatively. This course explores key individual differences in stress and personality. We will explore differences in physical, psychological and behavioural responses to stress; methods of coping with stress; theoretical determinants of stress; and the role of personality in health and illness.

 

On completion of this course, students will be able to;

  • Use theory to identify possible determinants of stress in different contexts
  • Describe the physiological, psychological, and behavioural consequences of stress and reflect on how these are relevant to health outcomes
  • Evaluate and synthesise evidence linking stress and individual difference factors to different facets of health and illness
  • Accurately interpret the results of different measures of stress and use these results to make appropriate, theory-based recommendations for interventionv

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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