PSY 660 Health Psychology: Discussion

For each DQ elaborate within 260-300 words. Use in text citations accordingly. Use reference(s) along with the one(s) attached as well.

DQ 1) In what ways can we describe “health” as not only the absence of disease, but as a positive condition? Discuss the different types of research methods used in Health Psychology? When examining research questions, what are some of the advantages and disadvantages to each method that a researcher might choose?

DQ 2) Although the biopsychosocial model of health is a useful model of health, it may present possible challenges in implementation. What are the benefits and challenges to using this model of health (mental and physical) in the health and helping professions? How does this model differ from the biomedical model? Use specific examples from your personal and/or professional life. Be sure to only disclose to your comfort level, and if you use examples of others, change their names to protect their identity.

References:

Read Chapters 1 and 2 in Health Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach.

URL:

https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/bedford-freeman-and-worth/2019/health-psychology_a-biopsychosocial-approach_6e.php

Read “The Foundational Framework of the Biopsychosocial Approach” by Melchert, from Biopsychosocial Practice: A Science-Based Framework for Behavioral Health Care (2015).

URL:

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2014-10277-002&site=eds-live&scope=site

Read “Biopsychosocial Factors Interacting Over Time: A Developmental Perspective,” by Melchert, from Biopsychosocial Practice: A Science-Based Framework for Behavioral Health Care (2015).

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https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2014-10277-008&site=eds-live&scope=site

Read “Defining Health Psychology and Bio-Medical Model and Psychosomatic Medicine and Biopsychosocial Model,” from Key Concepts in Health Psychology (2008).

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https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/sageukhp/defining_health_psychology_and_bio_medical_model_and_psychosomatic_medicine_and

Read “The Biopsychosocial-Digital Approach to Health and Disease: Call for a Paradigm Expansion,” by Ahmadyand, Gatchel, Brownstein, and Nissen, from Journal of Medical Internet Research (2018).

URL:

https://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.lopes.idm.oclc.org/pmc/articles/PMC5984274/