ERIC Number: ED170622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-28
Reference Count: 0
Overlapping Issues in Medical Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology and Behavioral Medicine.
Gordon, Wayne A.
Behavioral medicine is a field which attempts to integrate social, behavioral, and biological sciences through an application of bio-behavioral methods to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illness. Because behavioral medicine overlaps many psychological disciplines, some disciplines of psychology such as medical psychology and rehabilitation psychology are attempting to clarify their own identities. Medical psychology focuses on understanding the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of illness, while rehabilitation psychology seeks to facilitate the quality of individuals' lives once they are afflicted. The differences between these two fields lie in the area of emphasis, i.e., the behavioral versus the eco-behavioral approach. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Biological Influences, Health Services, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Psychologists, Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, State of the Art Reviews
Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, 400 East 34th St., New York, NY 10016
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Cancer Inst. (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Medical Center.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)