The Self-Regulation of Health and Illness Behaviour [NOOK Book]

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Over the past two decades, self-regulation theory has emerged to offer a whole new perspective on human behaviour. With its focus on the ways in which individuals direct and monitor their activities and emotions in order to attain their goals, it provides a dynamic framework for understanding the complexities of behaviour in response to emotionally provocative events such as illness and stressful experiences. This book brings together a group of leading researchers in the field to present an integrative and ...
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The Self-Regulation of Health and Illness Behaviour

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Overview

Over the past two decades, self-regulation theory has emerged to offer a whole new perspective on human behaviour. With its focus on the ways in which individuals direct and monitor their activities and emotions in order to attain their goals, it provides a dynamic framework for understanding the complexities of behaviour in response to emotionally provocative events such as illness and stressful experiences. This book brings together a group of leading researchers in the field to present an integrative and up-to-date account of the latest developments in the self-regulation of health and illness behaviour. Particular attention is given to the implications of the research for designing effective health interventions, and a final section is devoted to reviewing self-regulation-based interventions for patients with chronic illnesses, the development of effective health messages, and new methods for promoting effective decision-making in the use of genetic testing and cancer screening. This book provides a review of the growing body of research on the self-regulation of health and illness behaviour. It will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, and students concerned with the psychology of health.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136617317
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 360
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1 Self-regulation, health, and illness: an overview 1
Pt. I Theoretical foundations 15
2 Goals and confidence as self-regulatory elements underlying health and illness behavior 17
3 The common-sense model of self-regulation of health and illness 42
4 Personality and self-regulation in health and disease: toward an integrative perspective 66
Pt. II Representations of illness and health actions 95
5 Representations of chronic illness 97
6 Representational beliefs about functional somatic syndromes 119
7 Treatment perceptions and self-regulation 138
Pt. III Emotional processes 155
8 Anxiety, cognition, and responses to health threats 157
9 Defensive denial, affect, and the self-regulation of health threats 184
Pt. IV The social and cultural context 205
10 Carer perceptions of chronic illness 207
11 How gender stereotypes influence self-regulation of cardiac health care-seeking and adaptation 220
12 Culture and illness representation 242
Pt. V Applications and interventions 255
13 Self-regulatory interventions for improving the management of chronic illness 257
14 Message frames and illness representations: implications for interventions to promote and sustain healthy behavior 278
15 Self-regulation and decision-making about cancer screening 297
16 Self-regulation and genetic testing: theory, practical considerations, and interventions 314
Index 332
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