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A transdisciplinary scenario for health: a new paradigm for psychology and psychologists?
Author/s: Albino Claudio Bosio, Guendalina Graffigna, Serena Barello 
Year:  2021 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  17 Pg. 17-33 FullText PDF:  325 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PDS2021-002003
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A new transdisciplinary approach to health (TDH) based on the participatory involvement of multiple disciplines and multiple actors (scientific and lay) in the construction of answers to social questions of health is affirmed in the scientific field. After describing the phenomenon of TDH in its main features (historical, theoretical, methodological) open questions and perspectives that this approach presents are here focused on. Finally, the reasons for a participatory involvement of psychology and psychologists in the TDH approach are argued.
Keywords: Transdisciplinarity; health; psychology; health psychology.

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Albino Claudio Bosio, Guendalina Graffigna, Serena Barello, A transdisciplinary scenario for health: a new paradigm for psychology and psychologists? in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 2/2021, pp. 17-33, DOI:10.3280/PDS2021-002003


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