Stress: A Social Psychological Perspective

This course will analyze the causes, effects, and untapped possibilities of getting better at stress, individually and collectively. As we draw on and fuse together insights from sociology, psychology, and health science, we will explore several key questions: · What in our society – in our cultural beliefs/values, social norms, social practices, and social structures – has made the U.S. the most anxious, depressed, and distressed industrialized nation in the world? · How does immense wealth inequality generate a toxic social environment that affects and infects our hearts, minds, and relationships? · What can we do to hone our ability, as individuals and as a society, to more resourcefully, resiliently, and joyfully meet life’s challenges? · How can we connect these timely issues to your questions and beliefs, your challenges and dreams?

School

Liberal Arts

Program

Sociology

Course Number

SOC1400C

Section

A

Instructor

Rob Koegel

Credits

4

Session

Summer Session 2

Type

Online - Asynchronous

Start – End Dates

07/12/2021-8/20/2021

Student Registration Link

https://mymack.merrimack.edu/ICS/

Other Registration Link

https://www.merrimack.edu/admission/professional-studies/summer-session/registration/