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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Carole K. Holahan

Associate Faculty Ph. D., University of Texas at Austin

Professor
Carole K. Holahan

Biography

College: Education

Home Department: Kinesiology and Health Education

Education: PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Research interests: Health and well-being across the life span; women's health; psychosocial factors in health behavior; successful aging; stress and coping.

Courses taught:
WGS 345 • Psysocl Iss In Women's Health  
WGS 393 • Adult Devel, Aging, And Health

WGS 345 • Psysocl Iss In Women's Hlth

47905 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BEL 326C
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This course examines major issues in women’s physical and mental health within the context of adult psychological development. The course includes a broad definition of women’s health that, in addition to traditional reproductive issues, considers common health problems in women, such as depression and eating disorders, and the leading causes of death in women, such as coronary heart disease. In addition, the course addresses gender influences on health risk behaviors, such as smoking and physical inactivity, and societal influences on women’s health through a consideration of social norms and roles.

WGS 345 • Psysocl Iss In Women's Hlth

48110 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BEL 326C
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This course examines major issues in women’s physical and mental health within the context of adult psychological development. The course includes a broad definition of women’s health that, in addition to traditional reproductive issues, considers common health problems in women, such as depression and eating disorders, and the leading causes of death in women, such as coronary heart disease. In addition, the course addresses gender influences on health risk behaviors, such as smoking and physical inactivity, and societal influences on women’s health through a consideration of social norms and roles.

WGS 393 • Adult Devel, Aging, And Health

48190 • Spring 2014
Meets F 900am-1200pm BEL 710B
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This course offers a comprehensive overview of current research and theory in the study of adult development, aging, and health from a life-span developmental perspective.  The interacting influences of biological, psychological, and social factors on functioning in adulthood and aging are considered in the course.  The course takes an optimistic approach to the study of the aging process, and considers the potential for successful aging.

WGS 345 • Psysocl Iss In Women's Hlth

47875 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BEL 858
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Psychosocial issues in women's physical and mental health. Includes a broad definition of women's health that considers traditional reproductive issues, disorders that are more common in women than in men, and the leading causes of death in women. Covers gender influences on health risk behaviors, and societal influences on women's health through a consideration of social norms and roles. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.

WGS 345 • Psysocl Iss In Women's Hlth

47425 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BEL 326C
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This course examines major issues in women’s physical and mental health within the context of adult psychological development. The course includes a broad definition of women’s health that, in addition to traditional reproductive issues, considers common health problems in women, such as depression and eating disorders, and the leading causes of death in women, such as coronary heart disease. In addition, the course addresses gender influences on health risk behaviors, such as smoking and physical inactivity, and societal influences on women’s health through a consideration of social norms and roles.

WGS 393 • Adult Devel, Aging, And Health

47495 • Spring 2013
Meets F 900am-1200pm BEL 222K
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This course offers a comprehensive overview of current research and theory in the study of adult development, aging, and health from a life-span developmental perspective.  The interacting influences of biological, psychological, and social factors on functioning in adulthood and aging are considered in the course.  The course takes an optimistic approach to the study of the aging process, and considers the potential for successful aging.

WGS 345 • Psysocl Iss In Women's Hlth

47200 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BEL 858
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This course examines major issues in women’s physical and mental health within the context of adult psychological development. The course includes a broad definition of women’s health that, in addition to traditional reproductive issues, considers common health problems in women, such as depression and eating disorders, and the leading causes of death in women, such as coronary heart disease. In addition, the course addresses gender influences on health risk behaviors, such as smoking and physical inactivity, and societal influences on women’s health through a consideration of social norms and roles.

WGS 345 • Psysocl Iss In Women's Hlth

47070 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BEL 858
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This course examines major issues in women’s physical and mental health within the context of adult psychological development. The course includes a broad definition of women’s health that, in addition to traditional reproductive issues, considers common health problems in women, such as depression and eating disorders, and the leading causes of death in women, such as coronary heart disease. In addition, the course addresses gender influences on health risk behaviors, such as smoking and physical inactivity, and societal influences on women’s health through a consideration of social norms and roles.

WGS 393 • Adult Devel, Aging, And Health

47835 • Spring 2011
Meets TH 200pm-500pm BEL 222K
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This course offers a comprehensive overview of current research and theory in the study of adult development, aging, and health from a life-span developmental perspective.  The interacting influences of biological, psychological, and social factors on functioning in adulthood and aging are considered in the course.  The course takes an optimistic approach to the study of the aging process, and considers the potential for successful aging.

WGS 345 • Psysocl Iss In Wom's Hlth-W

47205 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BEL 858
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This course examines major issues in women’s physical and mental health within the context of adult psychological development. The course includes a broad definition of women’s health that, in addition to traditional reproductive issues, considers common health problems in women, such as depression and eating disorders, and the leading causes of death in women, such as coronary heart disease. In addition, the course addresses gender influences on health risk behaviors, such as smoking and physical inactivity, and societal influences on women’s health through a consideration of social norms and roles.

This course satisfies the requirements for a substantial writing component course.    

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