An Introduction to Health Psychology, Third edition gives you a comprehensive and lively introduction to this interesting field. Retaining the highly praised approach of the first and second editions, each chapter outlines and describes the theory and research before moving on to explore applications and intervention practice. The primary goals of health psychologists are to describe, predict and intervene, and this process is reflected in the book. Useful features are included to support your learning, such as research focus boxes, applications boxes and engaging case studies. Bringing together core topics and current debates, An Introduction to Health Psychology, Third edition is ideal for students on health psychology modules, and for those studying in related fields such as health and social care or nursing.
Val Morrison is Reader in Health Psychology, and a chartered health psychologist, based at Bangor University. She has taught health psychology since 1992, whilst maintaining a vibrant research group investigating psychosocial predictors of patient and carer outcomes of chronic disease and cancer. Paul Bennett is Research Professor in the Nursing, Health and Social Research Centre at the University of Cardiff. He has published several books on health and clinical psychology as well as over 100 academic papers and chapters.
PART I: BEING AND STAYING HEALTHY Chapter 1 What is health? Chapter 2 Health inequalities Chapter 3 Health-risk behaviour Chapter 4 Health-protective behaviour Chapter 5 Explaining health behaviour Chapter 6 Reducing risk of disease -- individual approaches Chapter 7 Population approaches to public health PART II: BECOMING ILL Chapter 8 The body in health and illness Chapter 9 Symptom perception, interpretation and response Chapter 10 The consultation and beyond Chapter 11 Stress, health and illness: theory Chapter 12 Stress and illness moderators Chapter 13 Managing stress PART III: BEING ILL Chapter 14 The impact of illness on quality of life Chapter 15 The impact of illness on patients and their families Chapter 16 Pain Chapter 17 Improving health and quality of life PART IV: FUTURES Chapter 18 Futures
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