Psychological Health and Needs Research Developments

Raul Wolfe (Editor)

Series: Health Psychology Research Focus
BISAC: PSY036000

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The first chapter of this book is a discussion of the three basic psychological needs according to the Self-Determination Theory: autonomy, competence and relatedness, which have been laid out as fundamental nutriments of human experience. The second chapter reviews the research published in the last 10 years on coping skills in adolescence and their association with well-being. The next chapter of the book offers a comprehensive overview of the effectiveness of expressive art based interventions on adolescent mental health.

The remaining chapters in this book on psychological health and needs explore the psychological benefits in physical activity and sport; the importance of testing measurement invariance for psychological health research; an examination of the relationships between college student’s spiritual well-being, parental rearing attitude and coping strategies with their anxiety and depression; the importance of Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) during aging; and lastly, a theoretical framework is proposed by the authors to investigate the mechanisms by which faith-based addition treatment delivers the desirable treatment outcomes.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1
The Road to Good Psychological Health: Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction
(Zachary G. Baker and Jennifer L. Bryan, University of Houston, Houston Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, VA Health Services Research and Development Center, TX, USA)

Chapter 2
Coping and Well-Being in Adolescence
(Marta Tremolada, Sabrina Bonichini, Department of Developmental and Social Psychology, University of Padua, Italy)

Chapter 3
Effects of Expressive Art Based Interventions on Adolescent Mental Health
(Fung Kei Cheng, Hong Kong, The People’s Republic of China)

Chapter 4
Psychological Benefits in Physical Activity and Sport
(Alejo Garcia-Naveira Vaamonde, Luz J. Locatelli Dalimier, Studies and Research Center, Club Atletico Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5
Do Group Comparisons of Psychological Health Reveal Real Differences? The Issue of Measurement Invariance Across Groups
(Fengsong Gao, Peter Newcombe, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

Chapter 6
The Influences of Spiritual Well-being, Parental Rearing Attitude, and Coping Strategies on USA College Students’ Anxiety and Depression
(Pi-Ming Yeh, and Cheng-Huei Chiao, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing and Allied Health,
Missouri Western State University, USA, and others)

Chapter 7
Older Adults and Health Related Quality of Life: A Conceptual Model Based on Dynamic Systems
(Mattia Roppolo, Saskia Kunnen, Anna Mulasso, Emanuela Rabaglietti and Paul van Geert, Department of Psychology, University of Torino, Italy, and others)

Chapter 8
Studying Faith-Based Treatment for Substance Addiction in Hong Kong: A Theoretical Model
(Jerf W. K. Yeung, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, China)

Index

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