The following 19 tracks have been proposed for EHPS 2018. Click on the track name for more information.

1. eHealth and mHealth

The use of information technology, social media, or mobile and wireless devices in health psychology research and interventions.

2. Public Health and Health Promotion

Public health interventions delivered to a group or population, including environmental interventions and interventions at the worksite (for work and health, see “Occupational Health” track).

3. Health, Families, and Children

Issues in health and illness associated with development of children and adolescents and with family relations.

4. Health Behaviour Change Interventions

Theory-based interventions aimed at health behaviour change.

5. Health Behaviour Change Models

The application of theoretical models (e.g., social cognition models, dual process models) to the prediction of health behaviour; and research on health behaviours.

6. Well-being and Quality of Life Across the Lifespan

Health, illness and positive aspects such as positive emotions, life satisfaction, and functioning.

7. Coping with Chronic Disease

Coping with chronic disease and its consequences (except interventions, see “Interventions in Chronic Disease” track).

8. Coping with Pain and Psychosomatic Issues

Health and illness related issues associated with pain or psychosomatic issues (except interventions, see “Interventions in Chronic Disease” track).

9. Methodology

Methodological issues in health psychology – techniques, analyses, and critiques, including research on recruitment, informed consent and retention.

10. Social Support, Caregiving, and Health

The influence of social support and caregiving on health outcomes (of recipients and/or providers).

11. Interventions in Chronic Disease

Interventions delivered to people diagnosed with chronic disease or high risk groups (e.g., hypertension, obesity), focused on quality of life and/or health behavior.

12. Occupational Health

Research on the influence of work and organisational factors and environments on health and disease.

13. Individual Differences and Health

Individual difference variables in relation to health and illness.

14. Global Health, including Cultural & Critical Psychology

Global, cultural or socioeconomic aspects of health and illness, and health effects of social change;  ritical health psychology (for health effects of public health interventions, see Public Health and Health Promotion track).

15. Stress, Physiology & Health

The influence of psychosocial demands and resources on biological systems (including psychoneuroimmunology, endocrinology, cardio- vascular psychophysiology and neurophysiology) , emotional distress, coping and health outcomes (except coping with chronic illness, see “Coping with Chronic Disease” track).

16. Self-Regulation in Health and Illness

Contributions related to goal or self-regulation theory, including self-determination theory, the common sense model and illness perceptions.

17. Health Psychology and Ageing

Issues in health and illness with a focus on older age and/or ageing (e.g., disability), including research on healthy ageing.

18. Implementation & Health Services Research

Theory, methods, and evidence to promote the uptake of research findings into routine clinical work with patients and family members, and in organisational or policy contexts. Quality of health care, medical performance and medical mistakes in clinical practice.

19. Health Care Communication, including Risk Perception

Communication with health professionals (e.g., doctor-patient), including perception and communication of health risk (e.g., genetic risk and procession of health-risk information).