HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY PERSPECTIVES IN COLOMBIA

  • Françoise Contreras Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogotá.
  • Constanza Londoño Universidad Católica de Colombia, Bogotá
  • Stefano Vinaccia Universidad de San Buenaventura,Medellín.
  • Japcy Margarita Quiceno Universidad de San Buenaventura,Medellín.

Abstract

The aim of this article is to offer a brief historical review of the development of health psychology, its inception and its emergence as an applied area of psychology, especially in Colombia. Initially its states the differences and synergies between areas like clinical psychology and behavioral medicine to finally reach the concept of health psychology, its development and applications to a variety of phenomena and related problems in the health/disease process. It deals also with the description of the principal events leading to its emergence and development in Colombia until the present days COLCIENCIAS sponsored groups in the area. It considers as well the projection of psychology in the Colombian health situation reflecting on the positive aspects that can be improved

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Author Biographies

Françoise Contreras, Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogotá.
PhD. en Psicología Clínica y de la Salud. Docente investigadora Universidad Santo Tomás, Facultad de Psicología, Bogotá. mail: francoisevenezia@hotmail.com
Constanza Londoño, Universidad Católica de Colombia, Bogotá
Magíster en Psicología. Coordinadora de postgrados Universidad Católica de Colombia, Facultad de Psicología, Bogotá mail: constanzalc@gmail.com
Stefano Vinaccia, Universidad de San Buenaventura,Medellín.
Licenciada en Administración Educativa, Psicóloga. Coinvestigadora Grupo Salud Comportamental, Universidad de San Buenaventura, Facultad de Psicología, Medellín. mail: japcyps@hotmail.com
Japcy Margarita Quiceno, Universidad de San Buenaventura,Medellín.
Licenciada en Administración Educativa, Psicóloga. Coinvestigadora Grupo Salud Comportamental, Universidad de San Buenaventura, Facultad de Psicología, Medellín. mail: japcyps@hotmail.com
Published
2008-04-10
How to Cite
Contreras F., Londoño C., Vinaccia S., & Quiceno J. M. (2008). HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY PERSPECTIVES IN COLOMBIA. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 24(2). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/2915
Section
REVIEW ARTICLE / ARTÍCULO DE REVISIÓN / ARTIGO DE REVISÃO