Hanging an individuals beliefs would improve their health. Discuss with reference to the health beliefs models.

Introduce the field of health psychology, the traditional biomedical model and the biopsychosocial perspective which is currently adopted. Theories/concepts to be discussed/ structure of essay etc.

Examine theories of health behaviours and the extent to which health behaviours can be predicted by beliefs such as attributions regarding the causes of health and disease, perceptions of personal risk and stages of change. Outline and evaluate social cognition models (such as the health belief model, the theory of reasoned action and the theory of planned behaviour. Include examples of how health psychologists utilise these models to develop effective interventions. Critically assess the effectiveness of these interventions with supporting evidence. Also discuss factors which influence health behaviours such as socio economic group, ethnicity, culture, gender and age and personality. Include as examples variables such as locus of control or Type A behaviour.

Examine the strategies of health promotion, the three forms of prevention: primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Health screening could be used as an example. Discuss the ways of measuring health behaviours such as eating, exercise and alcohol consumption and highlight their strengths and weaknesses.

Psychology variant of Harvard referencing, known as American Psychological Association (APA) style.

please use only academic sources such as textbooks, journals etc, no internet or newspaper sources. I have attached a document detailing a few textbooks which I would like you to include as sources…I also have a few journal articles in pdf format which I could forward to you.