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Health Psychology
Health psychology
Paula Nicolson
Introduction

Health psychology emphasises the role of psychological factors in the cause, progression and consequences of health and illness.

(Ogden, 2001: 6)

Placing psychology at the heart of contemporary understandings of health and illness may seem self-evident now during the second decade of the twenty-first century. However, the presumption that mind and body are interconnected in relation to health and illness confirms the impact that psychologists ...

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