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Am Psychol. 1990 Jan;45(1):40-50.

Health psychology. The science and the field.

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University of California, Los Angeles.

Abstract

Reviews scientific and professional trends in the field of health psychology. I discuss recent research on health promotion, psychological factors in the development of illness, cognitive representations of health and illness, stress and coping, social support, interventions to promote coping, and trends that will affect progress in the field, such as the need for cost containment and the aging of the population.

PMID:
2404437
DOI:
10.1037//0003-066x.45.1.40
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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