Related organizations and resources

American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association, Health Psychology, Division 38
American Public Health Association
American Thoracic Society
Association for Psychological Science 

American Psychosomatic Society
Association for Women in Psychology

Daring to Rest
Five College Program in Culture, Health, Science
Harvard School of Public Health Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Media Education Foundation

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Playing Big

Resting to Rise
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
University of Michigan, Joint Doctoral Program in Women’s Studies and Psychology
Visual Culture and Public Health Posters


P.S. We wholeheartedly promote liberal arts perspectives on health — which can include making unexpected connections between phenomena. But even we were delightfully surprised to learn that the SPAH Lab shares more than an acronym with the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica. “In what possible way?” you might rightfully be asking. Here’s how: growing research and community practice suggest that playing the harmonica is an effective intervention for increasing lung function. This is through strengthening biomechanical pathways such as the lungs and diaphragm, and also by boosting psychosocial resources including positive mood and sense of belonging.