Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice / Edition 3

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Overview

Retaining the celebrated critical approach that has been a hallmark of this book, the Third Edition now incorporates research from a fuller range of perspectives including more mainstream, evidence-based approaches. The book continues to offer more community psychological and sociological viewpoints on disease prevention and health promotion than any other textbook for this course.

Key features of the third edition include four brand new chapters in the book on Theories, Models and Interventions Aplied to Sexual Helth; Information and Communication; Health Literacy; Community and Alternative Approaches, extensive pedagogical features, including chapter outlines and summaries of key ideas, and guidelines for further research. Boxed case studies, tables and figures and cutting edge research are integrated throughout to aid students' understanding of this fascinating field; a new accompanying companion website with a full suite ofinstructor materials and online readings for students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848606210
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/19/2011
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 616
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David F. Marks (born 1945) is a psychologist who is largely concerned with four areas of psychological research - health psychology, cognitive psychology, parapsychology and IQ score variations.

Michael Murray is Professor of Social and Health Psychology at Keele University UK. He is the author/editor of several books in health psychology including Health Psychology: Theory, Practice (with David Marks, Brian Evans and Emee Estacio), Qualitative Health Psychology (with Kerry Chamberlain) and Critical Health Psychology.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY IN CONTEXT
Health Psychology: An Introduction
The Macro-Social Environment and Health
Social Inequalities, Social Justice and Health
Culture and Health
A-Z of Research Methods in Health Psychology
PART TWO: HEALTH BEHAVIOUR AND EXPERIENCE
Theories, Models and Interventions Applied to Sexual Health
Food, Eating and the Environment
Alcohol and Drinking
Tobacco and Smoking
Physical Activity and Exercise
PART THREE: HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION
Information and Communication
Stress and Coping
Screening and Immunization
Health Literacy
Community Approaches within Health Psychology
PART FOUR: ILLNESS EXPERIENCE AND HEALTH CARE
Lay Representations of Illness
Illness and Personality
Medicine-Taking: Adherence and Resistance
Pain
Cancer and Chronic Diseases

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