I have been teaching Health Psychology for over 20 years now. I first put together some materials to support the class when I served as Chair of the Society for Health Psychology’s Education and Training Council, and then for the instructor’s manual of my textbook.
Recently, I co-authored two pieces reporting on the state of teaching health psychology (Gurung & Rittenhouse, 2015; Panjwani, Gurung, & Revenson, 2017). The data in the Panjwani et al., paper came from instructors all around the country. Many of those instructors shared their syllabi and assignments. Those submissions approved for dissemination are posted on the site. Together with Allie Nelson (Univ. Wisconsin-Milwaukee), I compiled key resources to aid the teaching of Health Psychology. You can also submit your syllabi or assignments using the topics tabs.
If you are looking for material to support your teaching of Health Psychology, you may enjoy this new site. It’s got syllabi. It’s got assignments. It’s got videos. This is a soft launch. If you have suggestions for what you would like to see, let us know. We will be creating an annotated bibliography of assignments and adding structure in time.
Here’s how you get there: Sign in to Classroom at classroom.google.com.
- On the homepage, click the plus sign top left or Add and then Join class.
- Enter the code 6tvv28o and click Join.
Teaching grows from systematic and intentional changes. We hope the resources we have compiled help you with your course design.