Health Psychology

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Health Psychology

Cogent Psychology

Health Psychology publishes on all aspects of psychological approaches to health, health-related behaviour and illness. This section welcomes topics including, but not limited to: psychological aspects of physical illness, stress and health, treatment and recovery, management of acute and chronic illness, responses to ill health, health attitudes and behaviour, psychosocial processes relevant to health and disease outcome and psychological interventions in health and disease.

Meet the Section Editor

Sarah Pressman, Health Psychology

Dr. Sarah Pressman is a Professor of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine.  She received her MS and PhD in Health Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Pressman seeks to understand how positive traits and states are beneficial for objective physical health and explores the possible physiological and behavioral mechanisms by which these positive feelings and behaviors “get under the skin” to influence biology. She is especially interested in the role of positive psychosocial factors in protecting individuals against the harms of stress on well-being. Dr. Pressman’s research findings have been published in top psychology journals, and featured in media outlets like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Colbert Report. For this work she has received numerous awards such as the Early Career Award in Health Psychology from APA’s Division 38, and the Early Career from the American Psychosomatic Society.

Why Submit to Cogent Psychology?

Cogent Psychology is a fully Open Access journal to serve the ever-growing expansion of multi- and inter-disciplinary research in the psychology field:

  • Unique aims and scope welcoming truly multidisciplinary research in psychology.

  • Swift online publication on a state-of-the-art platform.

  • Immediate and everlasting free access to your article to anyone worldwide.

  • Rigorous peer review process led by our team of subject experts across specialty sections.

  • Format-free submissions so you can prioritize content over style.

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