Psychology of Health in the Workplace

Psychology of Health in the Workplace
Nazirah Rajaa
University of Phoenix
HCA 250

      Health and psychology, what links the two?   Before an individual can answer that question one should understand there meanings individually.   Let’s start off with health. Without an excessive amount of thought or research one would in all probability define health as how an individual feels or not being physically injured.   That is somewhat correct, however there is so much more than the physical.
    Within the school text reading, health is defined as a ‘positive state of physical, mental, and social well-being.’ An individual can appear to be healthy as a result of their physical presences, yet suffer from a mental illness.   He or she could also be also physically and mentally healthy however| they suffer socially.  
      Psychology is defined in the encyclopedia as the study of the mind based primarily on how one acts or behaves.   The mind is what links health and psychology.   Sigmund Freud an Austrian neurologist had a concept| that unconscious emotions conflicts might cause physical symptoms.   He labeled this “condition converse hysteria.”  
      Patients who are suffering from this conversion disorder can| have symptoms such as| paralysis or blindness, however, they do not have any neurological cause. Concern which is psychological can cause negative effects to a person’s health.   If an individual fears going to the doctor they are less likely to go and get regular check-ups.   Failing to get their check-ups can leave unknown conditions from getting treated causing serious bodily damage later down the road.  
      Heartbreak or disappointment which is emotions of the mind and will cause an individual to not feel hungry or to grave food.   When women have men issues, we often turn to eating a pint of ice cream (butter pecan).   After we consume the ice cream, we ask ourselves “why did I just do that? No idea. I just know in the past I’ve done it quite a...