Author:
Maura Krestar
Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes, Reading
Level:
Academic Lower Division
Tags:
  • Disease
  • Health
  • Health Behaviors
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Resilience
  • Stress
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Chapter: The Healthy Life (NOBA)

    Overview

    By Emily Hooker and Sarah Pressman

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Calfornia, Irvine. 

    Our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors play an important role in our health. Not only do they influence our day-to-day health practices, but they can also influence how our body functions. This module provides an overview of health psychology, which is a field devoted to understanding the connections between psychology and health. Discussed here are examples of topics a health psychologist might study, including stress, psychosocial factors related to health and disease, how to use psychology to improve health, and the role of psychology in medicine.

    Chapter: The Healthy Life (NOBA)

    By Emily Hooker and Sarah Pressman

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Calfornia, Irvine. 

    Our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors play an important role in our health. Not only do they influence our day-to-day health practices, but they can also influence how our body functions. This module provides an overview of health psychology, which is a field devoted to understanding the connections between psychology and health. Discussed here are examples of topics a health psychologist might study, including stress, psychosocial factors related to health and disease, how to use psychology to improve health, and the role of psychology in medicine.