The emergence of critical health psychology : can it contribute to promoting public health?

Hepworth, Julie (2006) The emergence of critical health psychology : can it contribute to promoting public health? Journal of Health Psychology, 11(3), pp. 331-341.

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The purpose of this article is twofold : first to provide an overview of the emergence of critical health psychology for those working in the related social and health sciences and as a review of its major developments for health psychology; and second to discuss critically the potential for critical health psychology to contribute to promoting public health with specific reference to the directives espoused by Prilleltensky (2003) and Murray and Campbell (2003). The identification of three philosophical phases of the emergence of critical health psychology is used to examine the directions of the field and the challenges facing critical health psychology in order to contribute to public and global health.

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ID Code: 59341
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: "ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. An earlier version of this article was presented as a paper entitled : ‘Is Critical Health Psychology Healthy?’ to the fourth International Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology Conference, 29 March to 1 April, Sheffield, UK."
Keywords: Critical health psychology, Social action, Public health psychology, Public health, Health promotion
DOI: 10.1177/1359105306063298
ISSN: 1359-1053
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 02 May 2013 00:06
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2013 04:18

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