World of Health Psychology

The World of Health Psychology is designed for incoming freshmen with an interest in the psychological aspects of developing healthy habits. Students in this L-LC will learn how to create and maintain habits for healthy living in areas including nutrition and eating, exercise, and a life-style free from substance abuse/dependence.

Click here to view the World of Health Psychology brochure!

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Living

As a member of the World of Health Psychology you will live with other incoming freshmen who are interested in developing habits for life-long healthy living.  This means you can study together, attend social and co-curricular programming together, and have a supportive network of peers right from the start. Friendships form quickly in L-LCs!

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Learning

The World of Health Psychology will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year, and attend healthy living themed events together.

Fall 2015 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Health Psychology
Psychology 101: Introduction to Psychology

Spring 2016 L-LC Courses
Your spring L-LC courses, which you will take together as a community, will be finalized mid-fall. Seats will be reserved for you in each designated L-LC course.

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Events and activities related to healthy eating, exercise, sleep habits and more
  • Social gatherings with your L-LC friends
  • Guest speakers
  • Group fitness classes
  • Healthy eating and cooking demonstrations 
  • Community service (charity walks/runs)

Community

As a member of an L-LC you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: Learn the ropes from a peer selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you remain an active member in your L-LC your freshman year, you could become a World Ambassador your Sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upperclass/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly lunches in your own dining hall!
World of Health Psychology Lead Faculty: Professor Drew Anderson
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Wednesdays11:30am-12:25pm

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of Health Psychology is open to all majors, and coordinates particularly well with the psychology major. 

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