Strengthening critical health psychology : a critical action orientation

Hepworth, Julie (2006) Strengthening critical health psychology : a critical action orientation. Journal of Health Psychology, 11(3), pp. 401-408.

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The commentaries on my original article ‘The Emergence of Critical Health Psychology: Can it Contribute to Promoting Public Health?’ provided engaging views on what critical health psychology (CHP) actually is and does. Consideration of each commentary gave rise to numerous themes and generated my own further thoughts on CHP which I frame as five key areas of a continuing dialogue: (1) reflexivity and CHP; (2) health psychology: pluralist or not? (3) CHP as a moral project; (4) social action and change; and (5) strengthening critical approaches to health. Throughout I highlight concepts and issues that are integral to the capacity of CHP to create a shift towards a reinvigorated action-orientated agenda.

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ID Code: 60192
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Action-orientation Critical health psychology mainstream health psychology public health reflexivity
DOI: 10.1177/1359105306063312
ISSN: 1461-7277
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 27 May 2013 22:48
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2013 05:46

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