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Health Psychology

Author: Laura Riness

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.


A positive state of mental and physical well-being.