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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 3 (2014)

Table of Contents

Early Release

Impact on participation and autonomy - test of validity and reliability for older persons
Isabelle Ottenvall Hammar, Christina Ekelund, Katarina Wilhelmson, Kajsa Eklund | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1825
How older persons structure information in the decision to seek medical care
Peter J. Veazie | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1535
Exploring the role of self-esteem and parenting patterns on alcohol use and abuse among adolescents
Franklin N. Glozah | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1898
Single case designs in psychology practice
Kathy Sexton-Radek | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1551
Generationing, stealthing, and gift giving: the intentional transmission of HIV by HIV-positive men to their HIV-negative sex partners
Hugh Klein | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1582
Domestic violence and abuse in intimate relationship from public health perspective
Zlatka Rakovec-Felser | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1821
The functional role of resignation orientation on goal engagement, self-esteem, life satisfaction, and depression
Kenichi Asano, Ikuo Ishimura, Masahiro Kodama | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1882
Depressive symptoms among adolescent students in Greek high schools
Vasiliki Zacharopoulou, Maria Tsironi, Sofia Zyga, Fotini Gialama, Georgia Zacharopoulou, Ilias Grammatikopoulos, Nikolaos Avraam, Panagiotis Prezerakos | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1962
Accuracy of physical self-description among chronic exercisers and non-exercisers
Joseph M. Berning, Mark DeBeliso, Trish G. Sevene, Kent J. Adams, Paul Salmon, Bryant A. Stamford | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1746
Investigating aggressive styles, defense mechanisms in bipolar patients and in their parents
Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Franca Pezzoni, Giovanni Del Puente | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1546
Investigation of nausea and vomiting in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
Maria Lavdaniti, Nikolaos Tsitsis | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1550
A cognitive-behavior therapy applied to a social anxiety disorder and a specific phobia, case study
George D. Tsitsas, Antonia A. Paschali | DOI: 10.4081/hpr.2014.1603

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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