PSY 352 Week 8 Research Project - Chronic Health Issue [Diabetes]



The
purpose of this assignment is to examine the research literature in Health
Psychology and how this is applied to chronic health issues.

 

Choose a chronic
health issue individuals experience (e.g. diabetes, fibromyalgia, asthma,
addiction) that is often seen by health psychologists.


 

Write
a 1,250-1,500-word essay that addresses the following:

 

a)     
What
problems are often experienced by individuals and their families as a result of
this illness (e.g. anxiety, depression, stigma, stress, non-adherence)?

 

b)     
How
can psychological theory be applied to describe the source of the problem and
to treat the issue for the individual?

 

i)       
You
may choose the psychological theory/theories you wish to apply (e.g. stress
theories, adherence theories, health promotion theories, and social norms
theories, as long as they are discussed in the literature).

 

c)     
What
issues are discussed in the literature regarding this health issue? What
research is currently being examined on the topic?

 

d)    
How
can health psychology/health psychologists aid individuals, families, and/or
communities in coping with the illness?

 

Utilize a minimum of six
outside scholarly sources (peer-reviewed journal articles obtained from the GCU
library).  Certain websites (e.g. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, American Psychological Association) may be
used in addition to the six
peer-reviewed journal articles.

 

Prepare
this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide,
located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

 

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to
beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

 

You are required to
submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please
refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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