MARQUETTE – Health psychology will be the focus of a colloquium at Northern Michigan University. Dr. Gregory Jones, a psychologist with Upper Michigan Behavioral Health at Marquette General, will present “Five Questions Regarding Health Psychology” from 3:10-4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in Gries Hall room 167.   

            Jones will address what health psychology is, when it was developed, who developed it, how it has evolved, and where it is heading in terms of clinical research and clinical practice.

            In 1977, George Engel wrote an article that challenged the biomedical model and introduced the biopsychosocial model. This provided the impetus for the development of health psychology. The emergence of this new area of psychology involved research and clinical applications. As this specialty area continues to evolve, so have training opportunities in graduate schools, internships, and post-doctoral fellowships. The employment outlook is positive for educators, researchers and clinicians in the health psychology field.

                Jones’ presentation is part of “Discourses from the Academy,” the colloquium series sponsored by the NMU psychology department. For more information, call 227-2935.

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Kristi Evans
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