Health psychology is the study of psychological issues in health, illness and health care. In this course, students will learn about research methods used in health psychology and, more broadly, the scientific method. Health psychologists use many different methodologies including experimental methods in lab and field, quasi-experimental methods, and observational methods. We will discuss the application of these methods to health psychology research, as well as related topics of validity, measurement, and research ethics. This course will culminate in the design and implementation of an original research project in the area of health psychology.