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Psychological-Educational Studies

Former Title: Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2587-6139


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 2009

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Actual Issues of Health Psychology 1878


Kasatkin V.N.
Head of the Health Psychology Laboratory at the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education., Moscow, Russia

Bochaver A.A.
PhD in Psychology, Researcher, Centre for Modern Childhood Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

The article regards some methodological and research problems of health psychology. It reveals the theme of the main questions studied in the field of health psychology: people’s motivation to keep and strengthen their own health, self-regulation skills development, improvement of life quality and coping abilities in the situation of the disease. The article shows the spectrum of the basic behavior patterns that promote or hinder health (smoking, alcohol abuse, physical exercise, sports, medical examinations, etc.) that are commonly targeted professionals in the field of health. We analyze the methodological eclecticism of research and the need to build internally more coherent theoretical studies to examine different forms of behavior within health psychology. The necessity to strengthen the integration and effective communication of health psychology and medicine is discussed.

Keywords: health, motivation, behavior, health psychology, self- determination, self-regulation.

Column: Health Psychology

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