What IS Health Psychology?

The golden question! Friend, family member, stranger or academic in another department – when you tell someone you study Health Psychology, you’ll often be met with: *blank stare* “What’s that then?” “Wait, are you reading my mind?” “I better be careful what I say now…” “Do you help people with Schizophrenia?” Most of those are pretty well worn responses so they are easy to handle. And I completely understand people’s confusion. Truth be told, even I find it hard to tell people what Health Psychology is, and I’m studying it! After the initial “yes, actually I can read your mind,…

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About HealthPsychTam

Hello! And welcome to HealthPsychTam, my little corner of the web. I’ve been contemplating and planning this blog for quite a while. I enjoy writing, about pretty much anything, but when it comes to HealthPsychTam I’ve always had the same excuse, there just isn’t enough time. But I know it’s important to make time for the things we enjoy, so this little blog is born! One thing I have realised throughout the last few years of academia, is that I love to write, however it is incredibly easy to get caught up in and focus purely on what I should…

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