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HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: SOME CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON ITS WHAT AND ITS WHY

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Author(s): JULIO PIÑA | BLANCA RIVERA

Journal: Universitas psychologica
ISSN 1657-9267

Volume: 5;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 669;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Health Psychology | Professional Discipline | Health Field | Psychological Model

ABSTRACT
Despite the growth experienced by the Health Psychology around the world, still it’s time in what we observe theabsence of proposal kind interface that can meet the psychology as a professional discipline with the health field. Thispaper review some of the problems related to the multiple definitions of health psychology and to the misconceptionsof the psychological phenomenon. Considering a psychological model of biological health, the arguments of what andwhat for can be approached the psychological variables associated to health are presented.
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