Class Activities

Throughout the semester, there will be participating in many class activities. Following each one, you will complete and submit via Canvas a thoughtful reflective summary. Note that to do well, you need to incorporate some of the science of health psychology. That is, you must include related facts, research findings, and/or theories we've been learning about.


Below is the list of planned activities. The list may be updated as the semester progresses. Note that with very few exceptions, the class activity form is due within three days of the activity posting to Canvas.


Activity List 

Sitting-rising test
Who am I?

Health Belief Model and COVID-19

Gain vs loss-framed messages and me 

Experiment do's and do not's

Top three stressors

Biofeedback HR and HRV


Diaphragmatic breathing

PMR vs. guided imagery


Hassles & uplifts - 5 day journal

Behavioral intervention: self-help 

The Skinny on Obesity video - canvas quiz

Cephalic phase response 

Into the Wild Movie (must rent for about $3)

Sugar tracking 

Fed Up! Movie (click on the link to watch)

binder clip demo (you will need a 1" binder clip)

The healing forces of nature