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Genetic Counseling: Psychological Models in Research and Practice

  1. Shoshana Shiloh

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005624

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Shiloh, S. 2006. Genetic Counseling: Psychological Models in Research and Practice. eLS. .

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  1. Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

Abstract

Genetic counseling is described as a series of psychological processes including communication, judgment, decision-making, health behavior, coping and adjustment. Psychological models pertaining to these processes provide a perspective for understanding genetic counseling.

Keywords:

  • genetic counseling;
  • risk communication;
  • decision-making;
  • health behavior;
  • coping