Career as a Health Psychologist
Health Psychologists deal with the study of psychological, cognitive (the process of learning) and behavioral processes in a state of good health as well as during an illness, health abnormalities and injuries – specifically how differently a person behaves, responds, performs and interacts in a state of good health as well as when suffering from an illness, physical disability or accidental injury. Health Psychologists help people cope up with mental issues such as frustration, stress, despondency, lack of self-belief, etc. arising out of an illness, physical disability, injury, and other medical conditions. For example, people suffering from cancer often develop despondency or hopelessness. They give up their hope. This leads to low spirit and therefore the recovery, if possible, takes longer than usual. A person, after facing a critical injury, may feel frustrated as his life after the recovery might not be as usual before the injury. This delays the person’s response to medical treatment.