Behavior Science


BHS 243: Behavior Science

This course examines progression through the life cycle, including birth through senescence '96 cognitive, language, motor skills, and social and interpersonal development - sexual development '96 influence of developmental stage on physician-patient interview and psychological and social factors influencing patient behavior '96 personality traits or coping style, including coping mechanisms '96 psychodynamic and behavioral factors, related past experience '96 family and cultural factors, including socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and gender '96 adaptive behavioral responses to stress and illness '96 maladaptive behavioral responses to stress and illness '96 interactions between the patient and the physician or the health care system '96 patient adherence (general and adolescent).