Three strategies for bridging different levels of analysis and embracing the biopsychosocial model.

Abstract

The five review articles in this special issue describe the progress that has been made forging links between personality and social psychological theories, methods, and results with biological, social, and cultural factors related to physical health. However, many efforts have fallen short of the goals of the biopsychosocial model. The rationale and description of 3 strategies to achieve a fuller integration across different levels of analysis are highlighted: (a) more cross-disciplinary research collaborations and training; (b) systematic efforts to make research and theory more clinically relevant; and (c) striving for more representative samples, settings, and outcomes.

DOI: 10.1037/a0031197

Cite this paper

@article{Suls2013ThreeSF, title={Three strategies for bridging different levels of analysis and embracing the biopsychosocial model.}, author={Jerry Suls and David S Krantz and Geoffrey Colin Williams}, journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association}, year={2013}, volume={32 5}, pages={597-601} }