Special Issue "Survey about Psychological Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021).
Interests: psychometrics; assessment; psychological health and well-being; personality; emotions; health behavior; patient-doctor communication; patient centered care; clinical and health psychology
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of knowledge on psychological health and its risk and protective factors. Psychological health has been defined as the development of an individual’s optimal state of mind within the limits of maintaining physical, mental, and emotional compatibility with others. Psychological health is therefore a social psychological notion that refers to the individual and the social context within which he or she is observed. It includes conditions that are necessary but not sufficient, such as the absence of mental disease, statistical normality, successful survival, and feelings of well-being. Psychological health is of great interest for both researchers and public health specialists due to the high prevalence of psychological health problems, the influence that a person's psychological health status may have on his or her physical health, and the possibility to develop interventions to prevent disorders and promote well-being. The objective of gaining a positive psychological health status for the population requires knowledge of the mechanisms and factors that determine or influence psychological health at the individual and the societal level.
Papers dealing with the assessment of any specific factors that might be associated with an increased risk of psychological morbidity or any protective factors that might promote an optimal psychological functioning are welcome. Discussions related to practice implications, indications for intervention, and evidence of treatment efficacy are also welcome. The manuscript types accepted include new research papers, reviews, case reports, conference papers, methodological papers, position papers, brief reports, and commentaries.
Prof. Dr. Paola Gremigni
Prof. Dr. Giulia Casu
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- psychological health
- mental well-being
- risk factors
- protective factors
- practice implications
- psychological intervention