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Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
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Health psychology: Expanding horizons, issues and challenges

17th World Summit on Positive Psychology, Psychotherapy & Cognitive Behavioral Sciences

May 01-03, 2017 Toronto, Canada

Anand Kumar

M G Kashi Vidyapith, India

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Psychol Psychother

Abstract :

Health psychology is one of the most rapidly developing fields in contemporary psychology. In the field of physical health and psychological well-being, health psychology specializes in: exploring biological, psychological, cultural, societal, and environmental factors of life and how each of these affects physical health. Health and disease are the effects of a blending of biological, psychological and social factors. The bio-psycho-social model views health, wellness and illness as being a result of several different inter-related factors affecting a person��?s life from biological characteristics, to behavioral and social conditions. Psychological determinants in health have been in focus since the beginning of the 20th century in India and results explain that people who eat regular meals, maintain a healthy weight, do not smoke, drink little alcohol, receive adequate sleep and exercise regularly are in better health and live longer. India is developing country and passing through various transitions as organizational, educational, cultural, ethical and above all climatic and many more. Revolutionary changes in information technology in recent few decades is significantly affecting the health by synchronizing the social and spirituals life of each and every one and biggest change observable is that people are passing their time more on virtual world than real world. Achieving the high standard target and perfectionism is overall influencing total health of the individuals. In such scenario, the study and research in the area of health psychology becomes more significant and useful for mankind. Health psychology encompasses a wide range of issues to be discussed. Continuing success in health psychology depends on a strong commitment to transdisciplinary collaboration and striving for theoretical and research developments that cultivate the multilevel, multisystem, and multivariate nature of health processes. It is high time when we must seriously come out with certain well tested strategies to assist people in maintaining healthy lifestyles.

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