Health Psychology Research
Health psychology focuses on the links between psychological and physical health. It can focus on how diseases impact people psychologically, how psychological processes impact disease, or how psychological principles can improve health behavior.
About Health Psychology Research
Our health psychology faculty are internationally recognized for their contributions related to health psychology, on a wide range of topics such as cardiovascular health, obesity, psychological and physiological responses to stress and chronic illness, cardiovascular health, weight stigma, and health promotion.
Faculty and students often work in collaboration with one another or with researchers at major medical centers in Cleveland and Akron. We publish actively and in top journals and you will see that our graduate students, and sometimes our undergraduates, are co-authors and lead authors in these publications. Perhaps our most central value is conducting and publishing research that "matters" and advances the knowledge base that is necessary for improving people's lives.