PSYC125: Psychological Techniques of Stress Management
Section: EG2     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearMarch 2013 / (10 weeks): Mar 4, 2013 to May 14, 2013
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Aurora Hill   Email: Aurora.Hill@bucks.edu
Phone: 215-453-8515

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 8 - 12 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

eLearning:
Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Format

A sample Course Format is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. Course Formats explain how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • There are no special student requirements for this section.

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

This information has expired. If you are looking for current course information you must go to the current semester course information page.

Accessing Your Course

Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at bucks.instructure.com

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, go to WebAdvisor. Select Account information (upper right hand corner of the screen) then select What's My User ID? and follow the prompts. You will need to provide your last name AND either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security #. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.


Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.


Other Information about the Course

This course is more than memorizing factual information to successfully pass an online test. It is an invitation to participate with your classmates and instructor in an online supportive learning community that focuses on stress management.

You will be expected to:
  • Read your textbook
  • Complete WEEKLY assignments and submit them in a timely fashion, when required
  • Post thoughtful and frequent comments during online discussions
  • Conduct a special project and submit a reflection paper of your experience
  • Practice weekly stress reducing techniques at home under the direction of your instructor and report your progress online
  • Complete a graph in connection with your weekly stress reducing techniques and write a summary of your findings
  • Complete five (5) summary/opinions based on articles related to stress
  • Design a customized personal plan for decreasing stressful behaviors
  • Complete four (4) tests throughout the semester

The course will cover the following topics: Defining Stress, Stress Psychophysiology, Stress and Illness, Meditation, Autogenic Training, Imagery, Progressive Relaxation and other techniques, Life Interventions such as Intrapersonal, Interpersonal and Perception, Stress and Spirituality, Stress and the College Student and Strategies for Decreasing Stressful Behaviors.

Interactive web resources, video clips and audio recordings will be used to enhance the online experience.

Whether you are new to an online course or are an experienced online student, your instructor is committed to helping you succeed!

Dr. Aurora Hill