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Integrating Positive Psychology Into Epidemiologic Theory: Reflections on Love, Salutogenesis, and Determinants of Population Health

Jeff Levin

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter seeks to integrate the emerging field of positive psychology into epidemiologic theory. It demonstrates that the putative health effects of positive-psychological constructs, exemplified ... More


The politics of tackling inequalities: The rise of psychological fundamentalism in public health and welfare reform

Lynne Friedli

in Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198703358
eISBN:
9780191772603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703358.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the growing influence of non-material explanations for health inequalities and a corresponding emphasis on psychological interventions. Reflecting the ideas of Aaron Antonovsky, ... More


Work stress and health: is the association moderated by sense of coherence?

Susanna Toivanen

in Health inequalities and welfare resources: Continuity and change in Sweden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347589
eISBN:
9781447302483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on whether personality characteristics, in terms of sense of coherence (Antonovsky et al, 1990; Sagy et al, 1990), may buffer against the adverse effects of work stress ... More


Wholistic well-being and happiness: psychosocial-spiritual perspectives

Andrew Parnham

in Social Determinantsof Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Inequality and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447336846
eISBN:
9781447336891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336846.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the psychosocial-spiritual dimensions of wholistic well-being and happiness. Current and previous UK governments have made efforts to address the issues of happiness and ... More


Resilience in the Salutogenic Model of Health

Maurice B. Mittelmark

in Multisystemic Resilience: Adaptation and Transformation in Contexts of Change

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190095888
eISBN:
9780197541159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095888.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the question, how does Antonovsky’s salutogenic model of health address the concept resilience? Resilience scholarship focuses on coping processes in persons and groups who ... More


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