Health Psychology

5 circles with various white icons symbolizing healthHealth psychology refers to the study of psychological variables as it pertains to medical conditions. It is important to examine health conditions for a biopsychosocial perspective that accounts for biological factors, psychological influences, and social variables that affect the experience of an illness or disease. York University has a wealth of health psychology researchers and offers an optional diploma in Health Psychology that can be completed in conjunction with a PhD in Psychology.

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Gobin, K., Mills, J.S., & Katz, J. (2021). Psychotherapeutic interventions for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. In Psychology and Patho-physiological Outcomes of Eating, A. Takada (Ed.), InTech. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.97653.

Shakory, S., Van Exan, J., Mills, J.S., Taube-Schiff, M., Sockalingam, S. (2015). Insecure attachment and binge eating in pre-surgical bariatric candidates:  The mediating role of emotion dysregulation. Appetite, 91, 69-75. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.03.026.

Roosen, K., & Mills, J.S. (2015).  Exploring the motives and mental health correlates of intentional food restriction prior to alcohol use in university students.  Journal of Health Psychology, 20, 875-886.  DOI: 10.1177/1359105315573436.

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