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Better Together: A Joined-Up Psychological Approach to Health, Well-Being, and Rehabilitation

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Health and well-being is best understood in terms of a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors. But how ‘social’ is the biopsychosocial model when applied to mental health and rehabilitation? Psychology has traditionally viewed health as being determined by individual behavior. An ...

Health and well-being is best understood in terms of a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors. But how ‘social’ is the biopsychosocial model when applied to mental health and rehabilitation? Psychology has traditionally viewed health as being determined by individual behavior. An integrative psychological approach is required to draw understanding from sociology, social psychology, and politics to consider how wider systemic, structural, and contextual factors impact on health behavior and outcomes. This research topic is dedicated to examining collective and community approaches to well-being and rehabilitation. In particular, we seek to understand how social integration, social groups, social identity, and social capital influence health, well-being, and rehabilitation outcomes. This research topic is at the intersection of social, clinical, and health psychology, and we seek contributions that integrate knowledge from more than one area of psychology or other health-related discipline — including social psychology, cognition, neuroscience, psychophysiology, and psychoneuroimmunology. We welcome original and review articles, as well as theoretical, opinion, novel methodologies, technology reports, and intervention.


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