Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 9 in the course textbook and the articles Careers in Health Psychology (Links to an external site.), Pursuing a Career in Health Psychology (Links to an external site.), and Clinical Health Psychology (Links to an external site.).

Health psychology can be applied in numerous settings. Whether you  are a health clinician, a leader within an organization, a daycare  provider, a parent, or a licensed psychologist, understanding how one’s  health can affect one’s psychological well-being is an important area  for consideration.

Based on your goals, address all of the following topics associated  with health psychology and how you can potentially use this information  to support your goals, whether in the health field or other discipline.  Remember that you can use your knowledge in these areas in differing  ways. For example, if you are working in HR, you may be able to use this  knowledge to support employee wellness. If you are working as an  educator, confidentiality is very important.

Topics to discuss:

  • Nutrition and Exercise
  • Effective Stress Management
  • Confidentiality
  • Cultural Competence

For example, if you are going to graduate school to become a licensed  clinical psychologist, how will this information help your clients? If  you are a daycare provider, how could this be applied when designing  activities for children? If you desire to be a manager or leader in an  organization, how can this knowledge help you to support your employees  more successfully?

As you discuss each area, be critically aware of appropriately  applying APA-formatted citations to support your assertions about the  topic. For additional support, see the resource Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.).

Discussion posts should equate to approximately 350 to 400 words.