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Health Psychology Research

Health Psychology Research is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research on all aspects of psychology related to health, behavioral medicine, health-related quality of life and illness. The journal’s scope reflects the wide application of health psychology study in medical settings. The contents include work on health attitudes and behaviour, health locus of control, quality of life in chronic disease, influence of emotion on health and health-related behaviours, psychological interventions in health and disease as well as psychological aspects of prevention. They also include work regarding the impact of rehabilitation programmes on individuals’ health, independence and choice, functional abilities, and social role participation across the lifespan. The journal accepts not only papers describing rigorous empirical work but also those outlining new psychological approaches and interventions in health-related fields. The following types of paper are invited:

  • papers reporting original empirical investigations
  • theoretical papers which may be analyses or commentaries on established theories in health psychology, or presentations of theoretical innovations
  • review papers, which should aim to provide systematic overviews, evaluations and interpretations of research in a given field of health psychology
  • case reports dealing with health psychology
  • brief communications. Original research papers can also be published in a brief format.
  • editorial articles
  • abstracts of conferences
  • book reviews
  • study protocols
  • interviews
  • commentaries

Health Psychology issues have become prominent in clinical medicine, health services and outcomes research. The journal aims to offer high quality articles and wide diffusion in the public domain. It also aims to promote the dissemination of knowledge on health psychology research within the scientific community.

Vol 2, No 2 (2014)

Table of Contents


Examining factors associated with heavy episodic drinking among college undergraduates
Kristen Scholly, Alan R. Katz, Lisa Kehl | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1457
Banding together: an investigation of post-surgery support groups for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding patients
Melissa Opolski, Helen Winefield, Cate Howell, Jim Toouli, Jane Collins, Lilian Kow | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1464
The impact of foreign postings on accompanying military spouses: an ethnographic study
Gillian Blakely, Catherine Hennessy, Man C. Chung, Heather Skirton | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1468
Smoke and mirrors: the perceived benefits of continued tobacco use among current smokers
Hugh Klein, Claire E. Sterk, Kirk W. Elifson | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1519
Factors identified with higher levels of career satisfaction of physicians in Andalusia, Spain
Juan Nicolás Peña-Sánchez, Rein Lepnurm, José Miguel Morales-Asencio, Ana Delgado, Alicja Domagała, Maciej Górkiewicz | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1527
The effect of sexual experience on the social representation of sex in Portuguese young adults
Alexandra Gomes, Cristina Nunes | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1547
Post-traumatic stress symptoms in pediatric heart transplant recipients
Elana E. Evan, Payal A. Patel, Alison Amegatcher, Nancy Halnon | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1549
Childhood environment as a predictor of perceived health status in late life
Sejal B. Shah, Arthur J. Barsky, George Vaillant, Robert J. Waldinger | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1560
Childhood overweight dependence on mother-child relationship
Anne Brødsgaard, Lis Wagner, Ingrid Poulsen | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1583
Regulatory focus affects physician risk tolerance
Peter J. Veazie, Scott McIntosh, Benjamin P. Chapman, James G. Dolan | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1621


Commentary on: Self-care self-efficacy, religious participation and depression as predictors of post-stroke self-care among underserved ethnic minorities
Nicola Luigi Bragazzi | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1641

Health Psychology Research [eISSN 2281-2075] is a new Open Access, online-only, peer-reviewed journal published by PAGEPress, Pavia, Italy. All credits and honors to PKP for their OJS.
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