About the Book
Undoubtedly health is a multidimensional concept and certainly much more than the absence of diseases. Although Health is itself a positive state but the term “Positive Health” is also not uncommon. Health professionals have started to believe that positivity plays a definitely stronger role than negativity, particularly in fighting off diseases and integrating the health promotive strengths of the individuals. There may be many working models to explain health behaviors but the biopsychosocial model seems to be an exhaustive approach, which proposes that health and illness are consequence of physical, psychological and socio-cultural variables. This model has fueled significance in researches pertaining to health issues. There is a strong need to work toward greater applications of the biopsychosocial model and move it from the theoretical realm into a more practical one.
The present edition has been edited with this very objective in mind. There are total 26 important articles have been classified into three broad sections. First section consists of eight articles dealing with the nature and theory of positive health. The second section comprises of eight articles reflecting more a data based and empirically demonstrated determinants and contributors of positive health. The third section focuses on the intervention and application part. Different intervention strategies are being spelled out with sufficient supporting evidences. The compilation is a serious effort to assimilate theory, research and practice of biopsychosocial approach in positive health.
The Editors are quite hopeful that the theoretical, conceptual, empirical and analytical endorsement in the book will be a great source of knowledge as well as research ideas along with some effective intervention programmes.
About the Editors
Amrita Yadava is presently working as professor of psychology at M.D. University, Rohtak. She is actively involved in teaching, research and extension work more than 37 years. More than 70 research articles have been published by her in reputed journals and books. She has also edited six books on important areas of psychology. Her research dominantly relates to application of psychology in areas such as guidance, counseling, health and working sectors. She has been facilitated by Gurukal Kangri University, Haridwar for her outstanding and exemplary contributions in the field of psychology.
Deepti Hooda is working as assistant professor in the department of psychology, M.D. University, Rohtak. She has 11 years of P.G. teaching experience. She has published more than 11 papers in different international/ national journals and edited books. More than 25 papers have been presented in various national and international conferences/seminars at various institutes of India. Dr. Deepti is rigorously perusing teaching, research and extension activities in the area of positive health. Her area of interest also includes Biopsychology and Health Psychology.
NovRattan Sharma is working as professor of psychology at M.D. University, Rohtak, with a teaching and research experience of more than 35 years. Professor Sharma has contributed around 85 research articles to various journals and books of international repute and supervised a large number of M.Phil and Doctoral Dissertations in addition to the extensive community level health programmes on applications of psychology. His areas of research are personality and positive health psychology. He has edited seven books on different areas of applied psychology. He is also an editor of Journal of Indian Health Psychology.