Yalanska Svetlana Pavlovna Яланська Світлана Павлівна


The purpose of the article is to show the peculiarities of the course " Psychology of Health and healthy way of life" to be studied in higher educational establishments. The assess the efficacy of the main psychological and pedagogical aspects of the course which means to give students a sense of comprehensive holistic view about human health , about healthy lifestyle habits, studying  health factors and methods of health improvement and development. Methods. Theoretical (analysis, synthesis, generalization), empirical (author's questionnaire on the assessment of tha course efficacy, determination of the advantages of some topics of the coursee. The survey was done by the method of "Targeted assessment of healthy behavior" (Kotsan I. Ya., Lozhkin G.V., Mushkevych M.I.), and statistical ones (methods of mathematical statistics). Results. The survey proved that such topics as "Psychological support of human health", "Psychological protection of an individual", "Psychology of personality and stress” are of great importance. Psychology of stress resistance and a resident emotional burnout were estimated by students as the most informative and practically adjusted which boosted a lot of  interest in studying the subject. Some students noted the necessity to study in  detail the impact of religious and political aspects on human health and healthy way of living. Based on the assessment done in the research  it was found that only 21.0% of respondents have a different attitude to their own health and 67.0% of respondents are of good conscious about their own health, but they think about dynamic use of their own reserves. Conclusions. For the effectiveness of  the ideas about health and healthy living, for the development of creativity, activation of cognitive activity of students in the process of studying the course "Psychology of Health and Healthy way of life" it is advisable to use art-ecopsychopractice, essays, mini-presentations , exercises to avoid and overcome emotional burnout.

Key words: higher education students, higher education institutions, health psychology, creativity, development, healthy lifestyle.

Accepted: 10.06.2020

Reviewed: 25.06.2020

Published: 29.06.2020



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