Psychosocial health research specialization
A research option for NAU students in the IH-PHD program
Psychosocial health encompasses the mental, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of well-being and resilience. Empirical examinations in this area focus on predictors of psychosocial health, with an emphasis on these issues in the face of stressors or challenges, including those relevant to health equity and disability. Researchers from CHHS and SBS conduct research on topics related to how personality characteristics, coping strategies, social support, and other individual, interpersonal, social, and cultural factors impact psychosocial health. NAU faculty conduct both basic and applied research in a variety of populations. Examples include the role of social support on health, predictors of affective reactions to stress, and psychological, social, and cultural predictors of health and health-related behavior.