Critical Health Psychology / Edition 1

Critical Health Psychology / Edition 1

by Michael Murray
     
 

This book provides an introduction to key theoretical and methodological issues in developing a critical health psychology. It considers alternatives to the positivist assumptions underlying traditional health psychology, and proposes a reconstructed discipline that on the one hand delves into the experience of health and illness, and on the other engages with the

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Overview

This book provides an introduction to key theoretical and methodological issues in developing a critical health psychology. It considers alternatives to the positivist assumptions underlying traditional health psychology, and proposes a reconstructed discipline that on the one hand delves into the experience of health and illness, and on the other engages with the social and political aspects of the subject. Containing carefully edited contributions from key thinkers in the field, it provides a coherent critique of mainstream health psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333990346
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Murray is Associate Dean of Community Health and Professor of Social and Health Psychology at Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Criticising Health Psychology—M.Murray
Part One: Theory and Health Psychology * A Sound Mind in a Sound Body: A Critical Historical Analysis of Health Psychology—H.J.Stam
• Suffering—A.Radley
• Health and Illness: A Hermeneutical Phenomenological Approach—R.Kugelmann
Part Two: Context of Health Psycology * Rights to Health, Freedom from Illness: A Life and Death Matter—D.F.Marks
• Feminist Contributions to Critical Health Psychology—S.Wilkinson
• Culture, Empowerment & Health—M.MacLachlan
Part Three: Research Methods and Heald Psychology * Qualitative Research, Reflexitivity and Context—K.Chamberlain
• Qualitative Research as Social Transformation—U.Flick
• Discourse Analysis and Health Psychology—C.Willig
Part Four: Health Psychology Practice
Challenging Narratives and Social Representations of Health, Illness and Injury—M.Murray
• Using Participatory Action Research to Address Community Health Issues; M.Brydon-Miller Health Psychology and Community Action—C.Campbell
• Endpiece: Towards a Critical Health Psychology—M.Murray
• References
• Index

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