Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice

SAGE Publications, 19 janv. 2011 - 616 pages
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The third edition of this best-selling textbook Health Psychology, has been thoroughly updated and revised to make it even more essential for course teaching. Retaining the celebrated approach of previous editions in examining critical perspectives in health psychology, this new edition now incorporates research from a fuller range of perspectives including more mainstream' health psychology. Therefore this textbook provides students with a broader, more rounded understanding of the field. Key features of the third edition: * Four brand new chapters in the book on Theories, Models and Interventions Aplied to Sexual Helth; Information and Communication; Health Literacy; Community and Alternative Approaches. * 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 of this fascinating field. * New accompanying companion website with a full suite of lecturer materials and online readings for students. This can be be found at

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Table des matières

Part 1 Health Psychology in Context
2 The MacroSocial Environment and Health
3 Social Inequalities Social Justice and Health
4 Culture and Health
5 AZ of Research Methods in Health Psychology
Part 2 Health Behaviour and Experience
6 Theories Models and Interventions Applied to Sexual Health
7 Food Eating and the Environment
13 Screening and Immunization
14 Health Literacy
15 Community Approaches Within Health Psychology
Part 4 Illness Experience and Health Care
17 Illness and Personality
Adherence and Resistance
19 Pain
20 Cancer and Chronic Diseases

8 Alcohol and Drinking
9 Tobacco and Smoking
10 Physical Activity and Exercise
Part 3 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
11 Information and Communication
12 Stress and Coping
Name Index
Subject Index
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À propos de l'auteur (2011)

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.

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.

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