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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

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MAIA, Rodrigo da Silva; NOBRE, Thaiza Teixeira Xavier; TORRES, Gilson de Vasconcelos  and  MAIA, Eulália Maria Chaves. Hospital-Health Psychology, Human Development and Interdisciplinarity: Research in the interface between Psychology and Health. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2019, vol.24, n.1, pp. 76-81. ISSN 1413-294X.

This theoretical article aims to characterize the interface between psychology and studies on the health-disease process, especially in the field of Health Psychology, with human development and interdisciplinarity as a background to these investigations. To that end, the study revisited the history of these two fields of psychology (health and human development), and the introduction of interdisciplinarity in human science research. Next, we present the main methods used in health psychology research. It is concluded that despite the various epistemological, methodological and paradigm shifts that coexist in the human sciences, much remains to be done to effectively implement a knowledge construction and research framework that addresses the complexity of the health-disease process.

Keywords : health psychology; human development; interdisciplinarity.

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