Psychology and Health Promotion / Edition 1

Psychology and Health Promotion / Edition 1

by Paul Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335197655

ISBN-13: 9780335197651

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This is the first book to set out in clear and authoritative terms of the role of psychological theory in health promotion. It adopts both structuralist and social regulation models of health and health promotion, considering the significance of psychological processes in each case. The authors examine how behavior and the social environment may contribute to health…  See more details below

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This is the first book to set out in clear and authoritative terms of the role of psychological theory in health promotion. It adopts both structuralist and social regulation models of health and health promotion, considering the significance of psychological processes in each case. The authors examine how behavior and the social environment may contribute to health status and how psychological processes may mediate the effect of environmental conditions. They go on to consider the theory underlying interventions that are aimed at individuals and large populations, and the effectiveness of attempts to change both individual behavior and the environmental factors that may contribute to ill-health.

This highly approachable volume is structured as a textbook and includes a summary and further reading at the end of each chapter, as well as a substantial bibliography. It is designed to provide an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in health psychology, clinical psychology and social psychology as well as students and practitioners in health and social welfare, including health promotion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335197651
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Series editors' foreword
Introduction: why psychology?1
Pt. IMediators of health and health behaviours5
1Psychosocial mediators of health7
2Cognitive mediators of health-related behaviours25
Pt. IIFacilitating individual change45
3Influencing health behaviour: individual change47
4Individually targeted interventions64
Pt. IIIFacilitating population change79
5Environmental and public policy approaches81
6Attitude and communication theories98
7Population based intervention113
Pt. IVWhat next?129
8Some final considerations131
References148
Index180

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