Psychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals: Applying Theory to Practice [NOOK Book]

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Psychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals is a brand new textbook written for all those studying and working in nursing and in the allied health professions including midwifery and health visiting. It provides comprehensive coverage of the core subject areas of psychology: social processes such as conformity, obedience, social behaviour, development across the lifespan, including early experiences, cognitive, adolescence, adulthood ...
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Psychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals: Applying Theory to Practice

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Overview

Psychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals is a brand new textbook written for all those studying and working in nursing and in the allied health professions including midwifery and health visiting. It provides comprehensive coverage of the core subject areas of psychology: social processes such as conformity, obedience, social behaviour, development across the lifespan, including early experiences, cognitive, adolescence, adulthood and old age - as well as health psychology, stress and personality.

Written by the bestselling Psychology author Richard Gross, and Nancy Kinnison, a highly experienced nurse and nursing lecturer, Psychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals is a refreshingly new approach to applying the theoretical aspects of psychology to the practical aspects of nursing and health care. This highly illustrated text is accessible, practical, and comprehensive.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134638123
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Gross is the author of Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour Fifth Edition and numerous other bestselling psychology textbooks published by Hodder & Stoughton. Nancy Kinnison has over 27 years' experience as a Staff Nurse, Ward Sister, and as a Further Education lecturer. She piloted the new BTEC Diploma in Health Studies and has taught Psychology to Diploma of Nursing students.
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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
What is psychology?
Theoretical approaches
Part II: Health Psychology
Psychological aspects of illness
Social cognition and health behaviour
Stress
Personality and health behaviour
Substance use and abuse
Part III: Social processes
Social perception
Attribution theory
Attitudes and attitude change
Prejudice and discrimination
Conformity
Obedience
Part IV: Development across the lifespan
Early experience and social development
Self-concept
Cognitive development
Adolescence
Adulthood
Late Adulthood
Death and dying
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