Psychological factors in researching health and nutrition


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1. Modern prevention research and address of multifaceted contexts
• Understanding dynamics of individual and social determinants
• Importance of the dynamic interactions between psychological, biological, and sociocultural factors at all stages of the research process
• Understanding the importance of psychological factors in the emergence of problems and the importance of their prevention
• The significance of psychology factors and aspects of psychical, personality, and behaviour for more efficient prevention
• Understanding interrelated biological, psychological and sociocultural levels.

2.The effectiveness of prevention to enhance human functioning and reducing psychological distress
• Preventive interventions to improve the quality of life and human functioning and reduce illness and premature death
• Preventive services for reduces of mental health
• Prevention focus on a developmental approach and focusing on children and adolescents
• Significant risk of children and adolescents
• Risk and protective factors to target
• Psychosocial and contextual factors that might mitigate the deleterious effects of stress on health and health behavior;
• Personality, stress and health
• Stress and diseases
• Coping and Burn out

3 Behavior change theories and prevention programs
• Health belief model
• Health related behaviors and primary prevention
• Social cognitive models and Theory of planned behavior
• Cognitions related to health
• Examples of using models
• Diet behavior as a risk factor
• Socio-cultural and family factors in health
• Eating and eating disorders