Welcome to the webpage of Division 8 Health Psychology. Health psychology focuses on psychological processes that are related to the promotion, maintenance and rehabilitation of health, and the avoidance of and coping with illness (e.g., Matarazzo, 1980). Prominent fields of health psychological research are for example explaining, predicting and changing health-relevant behavior and the coping with stress and illness.
In line with IAAP’s article 1 of its constitution "...to promote the science and practice of applied psychology and to facilitate interaction and communication about applied psychology around the world", Division 8 Health Psychology aims at connecting health psychologists around the world.
Our division was founded in 1986, the first divisional president was Richard Evans. Division 8 is currently the second largest division of IAAP, our members come from all parts of the world.
President: Sonia Lippke
Past President: Urte Scholz
President-Elect: Yiqun Gan
Secretary: John de Wit
On this divisional webpage you will find information on the Executive Committee of the Division, on our activities reported in the divisional annual reports and newsletter inputs and on upcoming conferences.
We very much welcome your active participation in the Division. If you have interesting information to share with other members, please contact our Secretary John de Wit, for your feedback and / or input.
Bremen International School of Scocial Sciences are delighted to announce the release of BIGSSS' latest call for applications for 7 Doctoral Researcher Positions in our new Research Training Group (RTG) 2513 "Social Dynamics of the Self" (SELF), funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
The closing date for applications is February 1, 2021.
For more information visit: https://www.bigsss-bremen.de/academic-program/self-phd-program-rtg