Division 8: Health Psychology



Election for Division President- Elect

Dear IAAP Division Voting Members:

The 2020 Division President-Elect election is now open.

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Urte Scholz
Chair of the Division Elections Committee

Past President of IAAP Division 8

Division Election Page

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 " 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

Secretary:  Yiqun Gan

Communications Officer: Noa Vilchinsky

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Health Psychology

We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of Health Psychology with a focus on the promotion of mental health. This professorship should address lifestyle change related factors and physical activity as interventions to promote mental well-being and to prevent mental illness. A joint appointment with the TUM School of Medicine is anticipated.

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 communication officer, Dr. Noa Vilchinsky (, for your feedback and / or input.