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
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
Medicine and social sciences are concerned in their own special way with human behavior. The term ‘social sciences’ is applied to those disciplines which are committed to the scientific examination of human behaviour. These are economics, political science, sociology, social psychology and social anthropology. The term ‘behavioural sciences’ is applied to the last three, i.e. , sociology, social psychology and social anthropology, because they deal directly with human behaviour.
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.
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
Midwife Led Psychosocial Risk Assessment describes a clinical model developed to assist primary care health workers to identify women with symptoms, or at-risk of developing mental illness during routine antenatal and postnatal visits.The objective is to promote early interventions for identified women, infants and families that reduce mental health related morbidity and mortality. The model can be applied by a range of health professionals in Medical, Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, and Primary Health Care settings.
Public health communication in a museum context is a vastly untapped resource for the promotion of health and wellness among communities. Due to the perceived obstacles that public health topics appear to be associated with, museum-based health promotion is not as prevalent as it might otherwise be. However, several museums have dismissed the idea that public health topics are an impediment; and have instead embraced pressing health concerns as important topics conveyed to the public through innovative use of communication media. Drawing on theory from the fields of Public Health, Communication, and Museum learning, four museum case studies are found to employ advanced communication technique in their display of pro-active topics and play central roles in their communities. Patterns, evident from the case studies, suggest that museum- based health promotion is found to be successful when five principles are followed. It is suggested that museums consider these points when presenting public health topics, and that regardless of the mission of a nonprofit organization, it is important to educate the public about health.