Public health psychology : a conceptual and practical framework

Hepworth, Julie (2004) Public health psychology : a conceptual and practical framework. Journal of Health Psychology, 9(1), pp. 41-54.

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Increasingly, the development of public health infrastructures requires psychology to reevaluate its contribution to public health at local, national and global levels. Already familiar to some psychologists, particularly those in community psychology and health promotion, the expansion of public health has implications for psychology in terms of knowledge/practice and working differently in multidisciplinary settings. In this article, I provide a critical overview of the implications of the historical and international development of health psychology and the changing nature of public health to strengthen the establishment of public health psychology. A conceptual and practical framework is proposed in which public health psychology theory, methods and practice are considered as well as its relevance to the health social sciences more generally.

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ID Code: 60197
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: global health, health inequalities, methods, public health psychology, theory
DOI: 10.1177/1359105304036101
ISSN: 1461-7277
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 23 May 2013 23:33
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 02:02

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