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Health Psychology

Health Psychology

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will define health psychology and discuss how behavior can affect one's health.

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Terms to Know
  • Health Psychology

    Studies the relationship between behavior and health and uses psychological principles to promote health and prevent illness.

  • Lifestyle Diseases

    Diseases and problems related to the way a person lives and the choices he or she makes.

  • Positive Psychology

    An area of humanist psychology that focuses on human strengths, virtues, and optimal behavior.

  • Stress-Induced Illness

    Where anxiety can cause people to become sick more often and more easily.

  • Wellness

    A positive state of mental and physical well-being.