Health Psychology : Theory, Research and Practice

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-19
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

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The Third Edition of this landmark best-selling textbook has been thoroughly updated and revised to make it even more essential for course teaching. Retaining the celebrated approach of the previous editions, this new textbook incorporates research from a fuller range of perspectives to provide students with a critical understanding of the full variety of viewpoints.Key features of the third edition:- 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 if this fascinating field.- Brand new chapter on Literacy and Communication.- New accompanying companion website with a full suite of lecturer materials and online readings for students.

Table of Contents

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
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
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Information and Communication
Stress and Coping
Screening and Immunization
Health Literacy
Community Approaches within Health Psychology
Illness Experience and Health Care
Lay Representations of Illness
Illness and Personality
Medicine-Taking: Adherence and Resistance
Cancer and Chronic Diseases
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