Health Psychology

5 ECTS / Semester / Portuguese
Learning about the core principles of health psychology and its framework within the scope of psychology; Promoting an understanding about health psychology models and their application to intervention contexts in the field of healthcare prevention and recovery from disease across the individual and community levels; Identifying the determinants of health and their influences on health, quality of life and health-related behaviours; Promoting knowledge about the health psychologist role in healthcare settings and other institutions with responsibilities for healthcare promotion, for prevention and/or adjustment to disease; Developing knowledge on core aspects concerning adaptation to chronic diseases; Stimulating research within the field.


Assistant Professor
Chefe da Divisão de Estilos de Vida Saudável na Direção-Geral da Saúde. Com trabalho e coordenação de projetos nas áreas da Promoção da Saúde, Literacia em…
Assistant Professor
PhD in Psychology from Universidade de Lisboa, is the Director of the CRC-W (Católica Research Centre for Psychological, Family and Social Wellbeing…