Genetic Counseling: Psychological Models in Research and Practice

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

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Shiloh, Shoshana(Sep 2006) Genetic Counseling: Psychological Models in Research and Practice. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005624]