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Applications in Health Psychology: How Effective are Interventions?

Applications in Health Psychology: How Effective are Interventions?

Applications in health psychology: How effective are interventions?


As Goethe wrote: ‘Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.’ However, applications imply a body of knowledge, composed of theories or models and/or intervention principles and techniques that can guide these applications. This implies that applications can be approached from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. While a theoretical perspective is more universal and can be a tool as well as an objective, it requires a vast body of research concerning an organized set of hypotheses. In health psychology, these kinds of research findings are frequently absent. There are many successful intervention programs that lack a theoretically sound and effective explanation. Therefore, ...

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