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Paper 3.3- Health Psychology

Unit

Content

Time (Hours)

Domain

I Introduction to Health Psychology

Concept and need of health psychology, perspectives – individual, cultural, lifespan, biopsychosocial model

Health behaviors, health beliefs, Illness cognitions

Health promoting and compromising behaviours

Government’s policies in health promotion

Planned behaviour and health

13

 

5

 

4

4

 

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

II Stress and coping

Nature, physiology and management of pain, pain management techniques

Stress: physiology and sources of stress, stress management

Coping interventions: mindfulness, relaxation, self-affirmation, effectiveness training

Sources and daily management of stress

Practicing relaxation and mindfulness

15

5

5

5

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

III Chronic and terminal disorders

Management of chronic illness: quality of life, emotional responses, coping with chronic illness, Personal issues

Psychological dimensions of heart disease and diabetes

Psychological issues in terminal illness: adjustment with death/dying, management of terminally ill

Visiting a health setting and interview with a chronically ill CHD patient

Case study of a diabetic patient

12

 

4

 

4

4

 

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

 

Syllabus Books:

  1. Curtis, A. (2002). Health Psychology. Routledge: London.
  2. Ogden, J. (2012). Health Psychology – A Textbook. McGraw Hill: London

 

Reference Books:

  1. Baum, T. A. Revenson, J. E. Singer. (2001). Handbook of Health Psychology.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  2. L. Crossley. (2000). Rethinking Health Psychology. Open University Press.
  3. Houdmont, S. Leka. (2010). Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice.Wiley Blackwell.
  4. Walker. (2001). Control and the Psychology of Health: Theory, Measurement, and Applications. Open University Press, 2001
  5. Pitts, K. Phillips. (1998). The Psychology of Health: An Introduction.Routledge.
Admission 2017