While current textbooks in health psychology offer the reader some conceptual reasoning about different aspects of the discipline, there is no one source which provides an accessible, navigable and cross-referenced analysis of the major models and ideas in health psychology.
Key Concepts in Health Psychology provides a `one stop' analysis of key issues, theories, models and methods in contemporary health psychology. It enables the reader to engage with a full range of approaches and methods in the field, and importantly to be able to appreciate the relationships between these.
Ian AlberyIan Albery is Reader in Psychology at London South Bank University, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Chartered Health Psychologist.He has published widely in the general area of social cognition but has a particular interest in the development and maintenance of addictive behaviours and the operation of illusory cognitive biases.He is also an Associate Editor for The Psychologist - the British Psychological Society's monthly publication
Defining Health Psychology Research Methods and Measurement Social Cognitive Models Biological and Physiological Models Individual Differences and Habit Illness-related and Sick Role Beliefs Acute and Chronic Illness Pain Addictive Behaviours Health Promotion and Intervention