Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice / Edition 2

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Overview

This Second Edition of the critically acclaimed, best-selling textbook retains all of the features of the first but with greater coverage and pedagogic focus than before. All chapters from the original edition have been substantially rewritten with the aim of greater clarity and provide updates of the latest research. Five new chapters have been added to reflect the expansion of health psychology and its increasing relevance to the world of health care.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412903370
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID F. MARKS served as Head of the School of Psychology at Middlesex Polytechnic, and as Head of the Department of Psychology at City University, London, UK. Previously David held positions at the University of Sheffield, UK, and at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His other books include The Psychology of the Psychic (1980, with R. Kammann), Theories of Image Formation (1986), Imagery: Current Developments (1990, with J.T.E. Richardson and P. Hampson), The Quit For Life Programme: An Easier Way to Stop Smoking and Not Start Again (1993), Improving the Health of the Nation (1996, with C. Francome), Dealing With Dementia: Recent European Research (2000, with C.M. Sykes), The Psychology of the Psychic (Revised Edition) (2000), The Health Psychology Reader (2002), Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology (2004, with L. Yardley), and Overcoming Your Smoking Habit (2005). David is the Editor of the Journal of Health Psychology and Health Psychology Open.

MICHAEL MURRAY is Professor of Psychology at the University of Keele, UK. Previously he was Professor of Social and Health Psychology in the Division of Community Health, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada and Michael held positions at St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London, UK and at the University of Ulster, Ireland. His previous books include Smoking Among Young Adults (1988, with L. Jarrett, A.V. Swan and R. Rumen) and Qualitative Health Psychology: Theories and Methods (1999, with K. Chamberlain). Michael is Associate Editor of Psychology & Health and an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Health Psychology, Health Psychology Review, Health Psychology & Medicine and Arts & Health. His current research interests include the use of participatory and arts-based methods to promote social engagement among older people.

BRIAN EVANS is a Visiting Lecturer at Middlesex University, UK, having previously served there as programme leader of the MSc degree in Health Psychology. Brian has also held positions at City University and the University of Sussex, UK, and at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He is interested in the analysis of psychological research and theory in its socio-political context and his previous publications include IQ and Mental Testing: An Unnatural Science and Its Social History (1981, with B. Waites). Brian is an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Health Psychology.

Professor Carla Willig graduated from the University of Manchester in 1986. She then embarked upon postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge where she was awarded an MPhil in Criminology in 1987. She stayed at Cambridge in order to conduct her doctoral research into the 'Social Construction of AIDS Knowledge' which she completed in 1991.

Professor Willig has held teaching positions at the University of Plymouth (1991-3) Middlesex University (1993-9) and City University London (1999 onwards). From 2001, she undertook additional training at Regents College, London, and qualified as an Existential Counselling Psychologist in 2005.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY IN CONTEXT
Health Psychology as a New Field of Inquiry
The Macro-Social Environment and Health
Social Inequalities, Social Justice and Health
Culture and Health
Research Methods in Health Psychology
PART TWO: HEALTH BEHAVIOUR AND EXPERIENCE
Food and Eating
Alcohol and Drinking
Tobacco and Smoking
Sexual Behaviour and Experience
Exercise and Activity
PART THREE: ILLNESS EXPERIENCE AND HEALTH CARE
Illness Beliefs and Explanations
Illness and Personality
Stress and Coping
Communication
Messages and Meanings
Treatment Adherence and Patient Empowerment
Pain
Cancer and Chronic Illnesses
PART FOUR: HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION
Immunization and Screening
Work and Health - Anna Kenyon
Health Promotion
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