What is critical health psychology? How is it changing the way we think about topics like ageing, the community and gender? What can it tell us about our understanding of health and illness?
The second edition of this highly regarded text has been thoroughly updated to take account
of the changes in the field over the last decade. It includes new chapters on ageing and health, critical disability studies and critical anthropology, and it features contributions from world leading researchers.
Examining the debates and disputes that lie at the heart of health psychology, this new
edition offers a refreshing critical perspective. It is invaluable reading for students of health
psychology, critical psychology and community psychology.
Michael Murray is Professor of Social and Health Psychology at Keele University, UK. He is Associate Editor of Psychology and Health and is on the Editorial Boards of Health Psychology Review and Arts & Health.
Introducing Critical Health Psychology; Michael Murray.- PART I: CONSTRUCTING AND EXPERIENCING HEALTH AND ILLNESS.- 1. A Critical History of Health Psychology and its Relationship to Biomedicine; Henderikus J. Stam.- 2. The Need for an "Embodied-Societal-Psychological" (ESP) Model of Illness Experience; Marie Santiago Delefosse.- 3. Health and Illness: A Hermeneutical Phenomenological Approach; Robert Kugelmann.- 4. Suffering; Alan RadleyPART II: HEALTH AND ILLNESS IN CONTEXT.- 5. Deconstructing and Addressing Health Disparities to Build Health Equity; Magdalene Szaflarski and Lisa M. Vaughn.- 6. Gender and Sexuality Issues in Health Psychology: Challenges from Feminist and Queer Perspectives; Katherine Johnson.- 7. Culture, Empowerment and Health; Malcolm MacLachlan.- 8. Critical Approaches to Ageing and Health; Christine Stephens.- PART III: RESEARCHING HEALTH AND ILLNESS.- 9. Reflexivity: Fostering Research Quality, Ethicality, Criticality and Creativity; Kerry Chamberlain.- 10. Qualitative Research as Social Transformation; Uwe Flick.- 11. Discourse Analysis and Health Psychology; Carla Willig.- 12. Using Action Research Methodologies to Address Community Health Issues; Mary Brydon-MillerPART IV: PROMOTING HEALTH AND WELLBEING.- 13. Promoting Health through Narrative Practice; Anneke Sools and Michael Murray.- 14. Health Psychology and Community Action; Catherine Campbell.- 15. Critical Disability Studies and Critical Health Psychology: Comrades in Arms?; Dan Goodley and Katherine Runswick Cole.- 16. Critical Anthropology for Global Health: What Can it Contribute to Critical Public Health?; Mark Nichter and Melanie Medeiros.