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Have You Considered a Career in Health Psychology?

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideAugust 4, 2011

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If you are still debating which career in psychology is right for you, then you might want to spend some time considering the growing field of health psychology. Health psychologists focus on how biological, social and psychological factors influence health and illness. The major goals of health psychology include promoting health, preventing illness, understanding the causes of illness and improving the health care system.

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Health psychologists help prevent illness and promote overall health.Image courtesy Anna Bryukhanova / iStockPhoto

Health psychologists work in a wide variety of settings that include hospitals, universities, health clinics and government agencies. A few of the issues that health psychologists may tackle include:

  • Stress reduction
  • Weight management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Improving daily nutrition

Learn more about the field of health psychology as well as what it takes to become a health psychologist.

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