PSY6056 Stress and Coping

This course aims to introduce students to the concepts, theoretical approaches, and empirical evidence of human stress and coping. Topics include theoretical approaches to stress and coping, biological bases of stress, the impact of stress and coping on physical and mental health, sociocultural and developmental aspects of stress and coping, coping with traumatic stress, and methodological issues in stress and coping research. Students will critically evaluate the contributions of psychobiological knowledge to the understanding of human stress and coping processes and apply related knowledge to enhance adjustment of people in school and community settings.