Psychosocial Sciences and Wellness

1. Contribution from psychosocial sciences to human being start years back in late 1800. Pioneers like Jean Piaget, John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth and Eric Erikson have significant contributions to the knowledge of psychosocial sciences.

2. Human beings are social animals with character, personality, mindset, physical trait and spirit. Those elements form an intrinsic factor. To the contrary, extrinsic factor such as life event and life stressor contribute to the development of thought, emotion, and behavior.

3. Protective factors mediate collision effect, therefore, minimize the damage and put the effect under control.

4. We would never avoid life events; either becoming sick, poor and dying. Then, why human beings react differently when facing major life events?

5. The answer lies on how we cope with stressors; the state of our physical and psychosocial health.

6. Someone with good psychosocial health would be able to handle stressful situations, accept the mistake and commit to doing self-correction so much that he would become a better person in the future. He is able to control anger, hatred, stress, and anxiety.

7. Total wellness means looking at our life from biopsychosocialspiritual approach. The biological approach refers to keeping a healthy lifestyle, having adequate sleep, exercise at least 3 times per week, taking balanced diet and living in the clean and healthy environment.

8. The psychosocial approach includes the role of occupation, social networking and managing stress in regulating wellness. Spiritual approach refers to practicing religious routines, yoga, and meditation.