The reasons for the establishment of the Health psychology in Latvia

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Abstract

Health Psychology, based on biopsychosocial approach, addresses the issues of individual, group and society's physical, social and mental health. Today, in Europe and the U.S., it has been defined as one of the branches of psychology. Also, it has started in positioning in Latvia. This paper discusses the necessity of establishing and development of the field and education of health psychology in Latvia, clarifies the meaning and the framework of the health psychology, as well as offers a description of the scope of specialists’ activity and the tendencies of research in this field.
Translated title of the contributionThe reasons for the establishment of the Health psychology in Latvia
Original languageLatvian
Pages (from-to)593-602
JournalSociety. Integration. Education=Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Scientific Conference “Society. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība”, 2013 - Rezekne, Latvia
Duration: 24 May 201325 May 2013

Keywords

  • Health psychology
  • approaches in/divisions of health psychology (clinical, community, public, occupational)
  • training in health psychology

Field of Science

  • 5.1 Psychology
  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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