How and for whom? Mediation and moderation in health psychology.

  title={How and for whom? Mediation and moderation in health psychology.},
  author={David P. MacKinnon and Linda J Luecken},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={27 2S},
Health psychology is maturing to include both major studies relating IVs to DVs as well as in-depth investigation of how these relations occur and for whom. These analyses reflect the richness of data collected in investigations of health and hold the promise of uncovering important pathways by which psychological factors influence health. From a methodological standpoint, investigation of mediation and moderation represents how a third variable may be incorporated in statistical analyses to… CONTINUE READING
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