Health Psychology: Definition, Purpose, and Goals


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What do we call the branch of psychology concerned with how our social and mental situations influence our health?

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1. Which of the following is not part of the biosocial model used in health psychology?

2. Which phrase best describes the purpose of health psychology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many health problems are exacerbated by stress, but can be coped with under the care of a heath psychologist. This quiz and worksheet will gauge your comprehension of health psychology practices, goals, and benefits. Identify important vocabulary and concepts to determine key study areas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following quiz will ask you to define terms or identify the purposes of practices in the following categories:

  • Health psychology
  • The biosocial model
  • The goals of health psychology
  • Benefits and uses of health psychology

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills in this assessment:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the purposes and common practices of health psychology learned in the corresponding lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify the models used in health psychology
  • Knowledge application - access your knowledge regarding the benefits of health psychology to identify situations in which it would be applicable

Additional Learning

To learn more about health psychology, study the lesson called Health Psychology: Definition, Purpose, and Goals. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define health psychology and understand its goals
  • Learn the benefits of health psychology treatments
  • Understand the basic uses and theory behind the biosocial model