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2018-2019 Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 280 - Psychology of Change and Stress in the Workplace (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: None
Stress is a part of life. Although some individuals are able to handle stress well, more of us have difficulty managing stressful situations in our lives. Studies have shown that stressed employees are more prone to illness and diseases. As a result of absenteeism and lower energy, performance may be impaired, tensions may increase and poor morale may be evident. This course will address the causes of stress, the psychological and physiological results of stress, and strategies for helping others and oneself to effectively manage stress. The course will also delve into models for stress management program design. Instructional methods include lectures, small group discussion, self-evaluation and peer feedback sessions. The course is designed to combine theory and practical experience and allows students to evaluate situations and create strategies to improve stress management effectiveness.