Week 8 - Part 1 - Introduction To Health & Medicine

Week 8 - Part 1 - Introduction To Health & Medicine...

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Health Psychology Week 1 What areas of psychology are relevant to health. Theoretical Influences - Behaviourism - Cognitive Psychology - Social Psychology - Therapeutic Psychology Applied Areas - Mainly health - Some clinical/counselling - Psychiatry Clinical Psychology - Problems that interfere with day to day living. Counselling Psychology - Emerged out of clinical psychology/psychoanalysis Quote - Matarazzo (1980) What is Health? - The opposite of illness? Historical Perspective Ancient: - Monism - Mind/body as one entity - Hippocrates - 4 Bodily humours. - Galen - Temperament Middle Ages: - Dualism - Split between mind/body. - Mind/body in parallel. Task - Discuss how you define health Lay Definitions of Health Bauman (1961): - Feelings - Symptom oriented - Performance Blaxter (1990):
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- n=9000, USA. - 15% no-one defined as "very healthy". - 10% can't describe the "feeling healthy themselves". Health is.
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