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 Influence of Psychology in Public Health : Return of Risk and Responsibility
This paper argues that the rise of health psychology, has made for a a new consciousness about health that comprises a more general heightened awareness and interest in personal health. While this may be beneficial, in the absence of a social and sociological perspective also creates the illusion that individuals control their own existence, and that taking personal action may improve health and satisfy the longing for a varied set of needs. This individuates risk and responsibility and obfuscates the larger political, economic, social and cultural structural determinants of disease and ill health.
by Vijay Kumar Yadavendu | Vol.3, No.1, -2011-Essay View  Download