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Wilson Lecture 1 [011210]

Wilson Lecture 1 [011210] - Instructor:DawnK.Wilson,Ph.D...

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Health Psychology Course 465 Instructor: Dawn K. Wilson, Ph.D. Chapter One: What IS Health Psychology?
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The biopsychosocial model. Biological,  psychological, and social factors interact  to produce health or disease.
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Key Contributions of Health  Psychologists Provide methods and techniques for  changing behaviors  Provide theoretical frameworks for  understanding how to change behavior Provide research methods for  determining most effective approaches
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Definition of Health Psychology Health Psychology is devoted to  understanding psychological  influences on   How people stay healthy Why people become ill How people respond when they do  become ill
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World Health Organization’s  Definition (1948) Health is a complete state of complete  well-being: Physical well being Mental well being And Social well being Health is  NOT  merely the absence of  disease or infirmity.  This state of optimum health is called,  “wellness”. 
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