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1.2 Psychological and socioeconomic processes

Studies that do not address health directly but cover issues that may have a bearing on health and well-being including

  • perception, cognition and learning processes
  • social and cultural beliefs
  • individual or group characteristics and behaviours
  • politics, economies and urban development
  • development and characterisation of model systems

This includes all normal psychological studies of behaviour, memory and cognitive processes. If the study also involves mapping brain structure it should be double coded 1.1 Biological and 1.2 Psychological and correspondingly 50% Neurological and 50% Mental Health.

Excludes studies investigating psychological disorders, however it may be appropriate for studies using patients as controls to understand normal function.