This selection of in-depth, critical and comprehensive chapters on topical issues in applied health psychology features the work of key researchers and practitioners in the Australasian health system and deals with both theoretical and methodological aspects of the subject. The first health psychology text aimed specifically at regional postgraduate trainees Covers an array of topics and issues and focuses on applied aspects of clinical health and health promotion Includes both specialized topics and new frontiers of research Contextualizes health psychology teaching and learning for Australasian students
Psychology is both an applied and academic field that studies the human mind and behaviour. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain how we think, act and feel. Applications for psychology include mental health treatment, performance enhancement, self-help, ergonomics and many other areas affecting health and daily life. This book is the complete compilation of the key terms used to study psychology.
Published in association with the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP) and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP), Contemporary Issues in Occupational Health Psychology is a definitive new series presenting state-of-the-art work by leading academics and practitioners in the field. Topics include workplace health intervention evaluation, economic stress and employee well-being, work-family positive spillover, psychological flexibility, and health at work. Contributors to this first volume include Arnold Bakker, Frank Bond, Maureen Dollard, Leslie Hammer, Robert Karasek, Michiel Kompier, Tahira Probst, Wilmar Schaufeli, Arie Shirom, Robert Sinclair, Toon Taris and Töres Theorell.
The third volume in an acclaimed biennial series showcasing the latest global thinking, research, and practice in the rapidly-evolving field of occupational health psychology. Published in partnership with the European Academy for Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP) and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP) Presents state-of-the-art research along with its implications for real-world practice, with contributions from Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia Topics covered include psychological health during organizational restructuring, immigrant occupational health and well-being, increasing the effectiveness of safety training programs, and the WHO Healthy Workplaces Model Contributors include Fred Leong, Hans de Witte, Eva Demerouti and Sir Michael Marmot
A definitive guide to the growing field of health psychology, which showcases contributions from academics and professionals working at the cutting edge of their discipline. Explores the field of modern health psychology, its latest developments, and how it fits into the contexts of modern healthcare, industry and academia Offers practical, real-world examples and applications for psychological theory in health care settings Provides a timely resource to support the new HPC registration of health and other psychologists Includes contributions from practitioners in a wide range of health care settings who share their own vivid personal experiences, as well as more general guidance to applying theory in practice
Developments in science and technology in the twentieth century have led to advances in medicine and health care that have benefited millions of lives. The changing context in which health care is provided has created new challenges for health workers, health researchers, and the broader health care of the community. Medical professionals and researchers increasingly find themselves confronted with ethical questions and ethical dilemmas.
This volume provides a comprehensive, up-to-date theoretical and empirical background to the psychology of reproductive health. Provides a life span perspective of the psychology of reproductive health and its disorders, from menarche to menopause and reproductive health in older age Focuses on issues of the individual's reproductive health experience, including reproduction, pregnancy, maternity, and birth, as well as conditions such as PMDD, dysmenorrhea, and events including pregnancy failure, and abortion Acknowledges the wider social context with discussions of poverty, inequality, educational and economic status, age, and urban versus rural access Addresses life style related factors, human rights to choice, information and access, fertility control and reproductive health regulation and health care services Illustrates topics with empirical data supported with tables and figures
In compliance with professional requirements, (master of science) of the Department of General and Applied Psychology of University of Jos, is a twenty four (24) months programme which include a mandatory six (6) months clinical internship of which the activities and cases handled by an intern is documented in a report The practicum and Internship experience is organized that both diagnostic and therapeutic techniques are taught in integrated relationship to theories of personality and behaviour. It is a formal, systematic training in mental health as psychometrists or mental testers and as psychotherapists as well (Corsini 1987). In other word clinical psychology at University Psychology Departments, Supplemented by stints of practicum work and internships in standard mental health facilities under the supervision of clinical judgment of the interns.
Health is sensitive to social conditions and this has implications for the positioning of health promotion interventions in the social context in which people live their lives. Social Sciences have brought to the field of public health the study of the psychology, culture and other aspects of human behavior that are important part of our external environment. Social Scientist can work in tandom with the dental public health team to address the issues of accessibility of oral health services for low income populations.
The concept of ‘human nature’ and the ‘nature of mind’ are constantly under the evolutionary process due to the researches in human biology, humanistic psychology and neurosciences etc. Emotional Intelligence is one of the emerging areas in psychology which has revolutionised the process of human social communication and relationship building. Apart from Emotional Intelligence, the other types of intelligence like Mental Intelligence, Social Intelligence and Spiritual Intelligence based on specific human faculties have also been worked out by the psychologist and researchers. The book helps to understand the mental health of school students in light of various factors and show relation of mental health with emotional intelligence. The knowledge about Mental Health and Emotional Intelligence enable teachers, educators, volunteers, managers, professionals to perform and understand specific functions like human action, thought, feeling and inner awareness.
The elderly population has been growing steadily since the last century. Certainly, the improving living conditions, advances in medicine and the bio¬medical sciences have been major factors in the in¬crease of life expectancy. It is known that good oral health is a critical factor in maintaining general health which is no exception in older people. Unfortunately, geriatric oral health has not been given due importance in the developing countries. Hence the objective of this study was to explore the private dental practitioners’ knowledge and perceptions about aging, psycho-social influencers and oral health care of their geriatric patients. Existence of a serious illness is the major mental health factor which influences the oral health of older adults. Being independent with in the home is the major physical factor influencing the oral health and among the social factors isolation is the most influential.
A volume in Advances in Cultural Psychology Series Editor: Jaan Valsiner, Aalborg University This book comes as part of a broader project the first editor is developing in collaboration with the other two, aiming critically to articulate the central philosophical issue of time and temporality with Cultural Psychology and related areas in its frontier. Similarly to the previous milestone in this effort-Otherness in Question: Labyrinths of the Self, published in this same series, the present one we also invited international cast of authors to bring their perspectives about a possible dialogue between a central philosophical issue and the core subject of their respective research domains. The book interests to researchers, scholars, professionals and students in Psychology and its areas of frontier.
Praise for Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice «Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice is destined to make a major contribution to the field of Asian American psychology and to the larger field of multicultural psychology.» —From the Foreword by Derald Wing Sue, PhD Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University «Dr. Nadal has done a superb job of locating the experiences of Filipino Americans within the larger scholarship on ethnic minority psychology, while also highlighting the complexity, richness, and uniqueness of their psychological experiences. This book should be a part of everyone's library.» —E.J.R. David, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage «Ranging from historical contexts to present-day case studies, theoretical models to empirical findings, self-reflection activities to online and media resources, Filipino American Psychology will engage, stimulate, and challenge both novices and experts. Without question, Dr. Nadal's book is a foundational text and a one-stop resource for both the Filipino American community and the community of mental health professionals.» —Alvin N. Alvarez, PhD Professor, San Francisco State University A landmark volume exploring contemporary issues affecting Filipino Americans, as well as the most successful mental health strategies for working with Filipino American clients Addressing the mental health needs of the Filipino American population—an often invisible, misunderstood, and forgotten group—Filipino American Psychology provides counselors and other mental health practitioners with the knowledge, awareness, and skills they can use to become effective and culturally competent when working with their Filipino American clients. Filipino American Psychology begins by looking at the unique cultural, social, political, economic, and mental health needs of Filipino Americans. Noted expert—and Filipino American—Kevin Nadal builds on a foundational understanding of the unique role and experience of Filipino Americans, offering strategies for more effective clinical work with Filipino Americans in a variety of settings. A must-read for mental health professionals as well as educators and students in the mental health field, Filipino American Psychology is an insightful look at the Filipino American community and the nuances of the Filipino American psyche.
Within populations in developed countries, health and mortality have been seen to follow a gradient where lower social position is associated with adverse health effects while higher social position is associated with better health. In short: the higher the education, income or occupational position, the better health people have and the longer they live. The primary question is: What exactly is it about social position that affects health in such a detrimental way? This book sets out from the psychosocial hypothesis which states that people''s subjective experiences of their own position in society and their perceptions of the level of control they have over life matters to their health, as do their psychological resources to cope with stressors. The research presented has a multi-disciplinary approach towards social inequalities in health - although founded in social epidemiology and social medicine, it also embraces sociology and social psychology. The book is suitable for students in epidemiology, sociology and social medicine, but it is the author''s hope that it should also provide food for thought for those interested in psychology, sociology, and health politics.
The book titled 'Understanding Play Therapy' is a quite good and handy literature for learning, teaching and practicing play therapy on children, adolescents, adults as well as persons with special needs. It provides good information in relation to historical foundation upto current status of play therapy. The students, interns and qualified professionals of clinical psychology, child psychology and developmental psychology and other health professionals of pediatrics can use this book as a good source of learning play therapy and its applications in health intervention as well as non-clinical behavioural problems. In addition, the book also includes how parents can be useful and helpful while dealing with children through play therapy. The author's approach in presenting the issues related to play therapy is praiseworthy as it ensures a comprehensive understanding of play therapy for knowledge and practice.