Health Psychology

6 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
Ana Rita Goes holds graduate and doctoral degrees in Psychology (in Clinical Psychology and in Health Psychology) from the University of Lisbon. She also…