Psicologia: Ciência e Profissão
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CALVETTI, Prisla Ücker; MULLER, Marisa Campio and NUNES, Maria Lúcia Tiellet. Health psychology and positive psychology: perspectives and challenges. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2007, vol.27, n.4, pp. 706-717. ISSN 1414-9893. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-98932007000400011.
This study aims to discuss the aspects related to spirituality and quality of life in the health context. It encloses a discussion around the interface between Health Psychology and Positive Psychology, standing out the importance of positive variables as research and intervention focus in health. It is important to point out the necessity of advances in studies related to protection factors and the healthy human development maintenance. In the focused discussion, Health Psychology and Positive Psychology have an important role for the comprehension of the aspects involved in sickness confrontation as well as for people's health maintenance.
Keywords : Health Psychology; Positive Psychology; Health protection.