Tracks

The following 21 tracks have been proposed for EHPS 2017. Click on the track name for more information.

The use of information technology, social media, or mobile and wireless devices in health psychology research and interventions.

Individual difference variables in relation to health and illness.

The influence of psychosocial demands and resources on emotional distress, coping and health outcomes (except coping with chronic illness, see “Coping with Chronic Disease” track).

Contributions related to goal or self-regulation theory, including self-determination theory, the common sense model and illness perceptions.

Coping with chronic disease and its consequences (except interventions, see “Interventions in Chronic Disease” track).

Health and illness related issues associated with pain or psychosomatic issues (except interventions, see “Interventions in Chronic Disease” track).

Interventions delivered to people diagnosed with chronic disease or high risk groups (e.g., hypertension, obesity), focused on quality of life and/or health behavior.

Issues in health and illness with a focus on older age and/or ageing (e.g., disability).

The influence of social support and caregiving on health outcomes (of recipients and/or providers).

Issues in health and illness associated with development of children and adolescents and with family relations.

Health, illness and positive aspects such as positive emotions, life satisfaction, and functioning.

The application of theoretical models (e.g., social cognition models, dual process models) to the prediction of health behaviour; and research on health behaviours.

Theory-based interventions aimed at health behaviour change.

Public health interventions delivered to a group or population, including environmental interventions and interventions at the worksite (for work and health, see “Occupational Health” track).

Communication with health professionals (e.g., doctor-patient), including perception and communication of health risk (e.g., genetic risk and procession of health-risk information).

Quality of health care, medical performance and medical mistakes.

Cultural or socioeconomic aspects of health and illness, and health effects of social change; critical health psychology.

Research on the influence of work and organisational factors and environments on health and disease.

Psychobiological aspects of health and illness, psychoneuroimmunology, endocrinology, cardio- vascular psychophysiology and neurophysiology.

Methodological issues in health psychology – techniques, analyses, and critiques, including research on recruitment, informed consent and retention.

Theory, methods, and evidence to promote the uptake of research findings into routine clinical work with patients and family members, and in organisational or policy contexts.