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INTRODUCING HEALTH PSYCHOLOGYStress is common in college studentsMindfulness, as a practice, tries to center yourself on the presentThe mind is constantly wanting to be doing thingsoThe mind is functioning even in sleepThree main questionsoHow have views of health changed?Biomedicalbiopsychosocial modeloHow did psychology become involved in health care?Psychology is the scientific study of people’s behaviors and mental processesAssisting programs focusing on behavioral changes/pain control/stress reductionRecognized by the APA as a sub-field of psychology in 1978Prevention and treatment of disease/enhancement of health/identification of health riskfactors/improving the healthcare systemBiomedical scienceA similar discipline to health psychologyConcerned with the integrating of biomedical science with behavioral sciencesDeveloped a as field 1977Focuses on knowledge, techniques that are relevant to health and wellnessApplication of this knowledge/techniques to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and

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