Tracks

  1. eHealth and mHealth

    Track Chairs
    - Rik Crutzen (The Netherlands)
    - Efrat Neter (Israel)

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

  2. Resilience and Health

    Track Chairs
    - Evangelos Karademas (Greece)
    - Ewa Gruszczyńska (Poland)

    Description
    Resilience factors and individual difference variables in relation to health and illness.

  3. Stress and Coping

    Track Chairs
    - Georgia Panayiotou (Cyprus)
    - Julie Turner-Cobb (UK)

    Description
    The influence of psychosocial demands and resources on emotional distress, coping and health outcomes (except coping with chronic illness, see “Chronic disease, Pain and Psychosomatic Issues” track).

  4. Self-Regulation in health and illness

    Track Chairs
    - Anna Levke Brütt (Germany)
    - Felicity Bishop (UK)

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

  5. Chronic Disease, Pain and Psychosomatic Issues

    Track Chairs
    - Ronan O'Carroll (UK)
    - Sabrina Cipolletta (Italy)

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

  6. Interventions in Chronic Disease

    Track Chairs
    - Alison Wearden (UK)
    - Ari Haukkala (Finland)

    Description
    Interventions delivered to people diagnosed with chronic disease or high risk groups (e.g., hypertension, obesity).

  7. Ageing and Older People

    Track Chairs
    - Lisa Marie Warner (Germany)
    - Aparna Shankar (UK)

    Description
    Issues in health and illness related to older age and ageing (e.g., disability, caregiving).

  8. Social Support and Health

    Track Chairs
    - Mariët Hagedoorn (The Netherlands)
    - Anne Hickey (Ireland)

    Description
    The influence of social support on health outcomes.

  9. Health, Families, and Children

    Track Chairs
    - Adriana Baban (Romania)
    - Rachel Shaw (UK)

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

  10. Well-being and Quality of Life

    Track Chairs
    - AnnMarie Groarke (Ireland)
    - Carin Schröder (The Netherlands)

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

  11. Health Behaviour Change Models

    Track Chairs
    - Amelie Wiedemann (Germany)
    - Chris Armitage (UK)

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

  12. Health Behaviour Change Interventions

    Track Chairs
    - Lena Fleig (Germany)
    - Gudrun Sproesser (Germany)

    Description
    Theory-based interventions aimed at health behaviour change.

  13. Public Health and Health Promotion

    Track Chairs
    - Rachel Povey (UK)
    - Felix Naughton (UK)

    Description
    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).

  14. Risk Perception and Communication

    Track Chairs
    - Peter Harris (UK)
    - Anne Marie Plass (The Netherlands)

    Description
    Perception and communication of health risk, including genetic risk and procession of health-risk information (including self-affirmation).

  15. Health Services Research

    Track Chairs
    - Holger Schmid (Switzerland)
    - Sarah Tonkin-Crine (UK)

    Description
    Quality of health care, medical performance and medical mistakes, and communication with health professionals (e.g., doctor-patient).

  16. Culture, Social Change and Health

    Track Chairs
    - Antonia Lyons (New Zealand)
    - Carina Chan (Australia)

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

  17. Occupational Health

    Track Chairs
    - Margot van der Doef (The Netherlands)
    - Stefan Höfer (Austria)

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

  18. Psychophysiology, Psychoneuroimmunology and Neurophysiology

    Track Chairs
    - Claus Vögele (Luxembourg)
    - Dan Powell (UK)

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

  19. Methodology

    Track Chairs
    - Frank Doyle (Ireland)
    - Alexandra Dima (The Netherlands)

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

  20. Implementation research

    Track Chairs
    - Jill Francis (UK)
    - Molly Byrne (Ireland)

    Description
    Theory, methods, and evidence to promote the uptake of research findings into routine clinical, organisational or policy contexts.

 




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