Essential Readings in Health Psychology

Essential Readings in Health Psychology

By: Jane Ogden (author)Paperback

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This book, a collection of key papers for students of health psychology, follows the structure of the same author's Health Psychology: A Textbook, which has made a major contribution to the teaching and study of this rapidly expanding discipline. This text has additional chapters on methodology; the social context; behaviour and health; and health across the lifespan. Each chapter is introduced by a brief overview and contains papers which have been chosen either for their theoretical importance or as good empirical indicators of a model. The examples use a range of methodologies from qualitative to quantitative, with the latter including experimental and cross-sectional studies and systematic reviews. The book draws mainly from psychological theories, but also includes those from related disciplines.

About Author

Jane Ogden is Professor in Health Psychology at the University of Surrey, UK. Her research explores aspects of health including obesity and eating behaviour, communication in the consultation, and women's health issues. She has a distinguished track record in the field, having established a successful course in health psychology and taught at several leading institutions. Jane is the author of five books and has published over 100 research papers.


Introduction and overview Choosing the papers The structure of this book How to use this book Section 1: The context of health psychology Mokdad, A.H., Marks, J.S., Stroup, D.F., & Gerberding, J.L. (2004). Actual causes of death in the United States, 2000. JAMA, 10; 29:1238-45. Kaplan, R.M. (1990). Behaviour as the central outcome in health care, American Psychologist, 45: 1211-20. Section 2: Health behaviours Theoretical debates Explaining behaviour Changing behaviour Sutton, S (1998). Predicting and explaining intentions and behaviour: how well are we doing? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28, 1317-38. Ogden, J. (2003). Some problems with social cognition models: a pragmatic and conceptual analysis, Health Psychology, 22(4): 424-8. West, R. (2005). Time for a change: putting the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) model to rest. Addiction, 100, 1036-1039. Armitage, C. J. (2005). Can the Theory of Planned Behaviour predict the maintenance of physical activity? Health Psychology, 24 (3), 235-245. Murgraff, V., White, D., and Phillips, K (1999). An application of protection motivation theory to riskier single occasion drinking. Psychology and Health, 14, 339-350. DiClemente, C.C., Prochaska, J.O., Fairhurst, S.K. et al. (1991) The process of smoking cessation: An analysis of precontemplation, contemplation, and preparation stages of change, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 59: 295-304. Wardle, J., and Beales, S. (1988). Control and loss of control over eating: an experimental investigation. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 97, 35-40. Woodcock, A., Stenner, K., & Ingham, R. (1992). Young people talking about HIV and AIDS: Interpretations of personal risk of infection. Health Education Research: Theory and Practice, 7, 229-34. Jones, S. L., Jones, P. K. & Katz, J. (1988). Health belief model intervention to increase compliance with emergency department patients. Medical Care, 26, 1172-1184. Gollwitzer, P.M., & Sheeran, P. (2006). Implementation intentions and goal achievement: A meta-analysis of effects and processes. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 38, 69-119. Section 3: Health care Communication Illness cognitions Roter, D.L., Steward, M., Putnam, S.M. et al. (1997) Communication pattern of primary care physicians, Journal of the American Medical Association, 277:350-6. Mead, N. and Bower, P. (2000). Patient centredness: a conceptual framework and review of empirical literature. Social Science and Medicine, 51: 1087-110. Marteau, T.M., Senior, V., Humphries, S.E., Bobrow, M., Cranston, T., Crook, M.A., Day, L., Fernandez, M., Horne, R., Iversen, A., Jackson, Z., Lynas, J., Middleton-Price., H., Savine, R., Sikorski, J., Watson, M., Weinman, J., Wierzbicki, A. S., Wray, R. (2004). Psychological impact of genetic testing for familial hypercholesterolemia within a previously aware population: A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 128 A, 285-293. Horne, R and Weinman. J. (2002). Self regulation and self management in Asthma: exploring the role of illness perceptions and treatment beliefs in explaining non adherence to Preventer medication. Psychology and Health, 17, 17-32. Simpson SH, Eurich DT, Majumdar SR, Padwal RS, Tsuyuki RT, Varney J, & Johnson JA (2006). A meta-analysis of the association between adherence to drug therapy and mortality. British Medical Journal. Jul 1;333(7557):15. Section 4: Stress and health Everson, S.A., Lynch, J.W., Chesney, M.A. et al. (1997) Interaction of workplace demands and cardiovascular reactivity in progression of carotid atherosclerosis: population based study, British Medical Journal, 314: 553-8. Pereira, D.B., Antoni, M. H., Danielson, A., Simon, T., Efantis-Potter, J., Carver, C.S., Duran, R.E.F., Ironson, G., Klimas, N., & O'Sullivan, M. J. (2003). Life Stress and Cervical Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions in Women with Human Papillomavirus and Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65 (1), 1-8. Ebrecht, M., Hextall, J., Kirtley, L.G., Taylor, A., Dyson, M., & Weinman, J. (2004). Perceived stress and cortisol levels predict speed of wound healing in healthy male adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 29, 798-809. Pennebaker, J.W. (1997). Writing about emotional experiences as a therapeutic process, Psychological Science, 8(3):162-6. Petrie, K.J., Booth, R.J. and Pennebaker, J.W. (1998). The immunological effects of thought suppression, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75: 1264-72. Section 5: Chronic illness Eccleston, C., Morley, S., Williams, A., Yorke, L. and Mastroyannopoulou, K. (2002). Systematic review of randomised controlled trials of psychological therapy for chronic pain in children and adolescents with a subset meta-analysis of pain relief, Pain, 99(1-2): 157-65. Smith, JA. (in press) Pain as an assault on the self: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the psychological impact of chronic benign low back pain. Psychology and Health Taylor, S.E. (1983). Adjustment to threatening events: A theory of cognitive adaptation, American Psychologist, 38: 1161-73. Petrie, K.J.,Cameron, L.D., Ellis, C.J., Buick, D. & Weinman, J. (2002). Changing illness perceptions after myocardial infarction: an early intervention randomized controlled trial. Psychosomatic Medicine, 64, 580-586. Antoni, M.H., Carrico,A. w., Duran ,R.E., Spitzer, S., Penedo, F., Ironson, G., Fletcher, M.A., Klimas, N. & Schneiderman, N. (2006). Randomized clinical trial of cognitive behavioral stress management on human immunodeficiency virus viral load in gay men treated with highly active anti retroviral therapy. Psychosomatic Medicine, 68, 143-151. Ogden, J., Clementi, C. & Aylwin, S. (2006). The impact of obesity surgery and the paradox of control: A qualitative study. Psychology and Health, 21(2), 273-293. Rapkin, BD and Schwartz, CE. (2004). Towards a theoretical model of quality of life appraisal: Implications of findings from studies of response shift. Health and quality of life outcomes. 2, 14.

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