A City Guide To Longquan for Few academic or practitioner health psychologists work alone; most are involved in an array of inter- and multidisciplinary work for a discussion of professional health psychology, see Chapter There are several contrasts with other popular disciplines, as highlighted below, each of which may vary in terms of methods of assessment, research, treatment and intervention. Medical psychology This is based upon an essentially mechanistic medical model i.e. an underlying impairment causes some symptom that requires treatment/cure in order to enable a return to normal’ however defined health. Health psychologists do not dispute the biological basis of health and illness but have aided in the development of a more holistic model. Health psychologists still have to have What do YOU think? Think of some health behaviours you think you might have learned and consider the circumstances under which you learned them. What factors influence your maintenance of these behaviours? Think of any health problem you have experienced and whether you consider a role for your behaviour in either avoiding that problem in the future or in helping recovery from it. A City Guide To Longquan 2016.