Introduction to Health Psychology

Author: Val Morrison,Paul Bennett

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292003146

Category: Psychology

Page: 680

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This fourth edition retains the highly praised approach of previous editions, with each chapter providing an overview of the theory and research before moving on to explore applications and intervention practice. The primary goals of health psychologists are to describe, predict and then to intervene and this book continues to reflect that process.

An Introduction to Health Psychology

Author: Andrew Baum,Robert J. Gatchel,David S. Krantz

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780070229617

Category: Medical

Page: 493

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This text offers a multidisciplinary approach, covering the social, clinical and biological concerns around issues in health psychology. It presents a balanced treatment of the basic research, including applied issues, theory, assessment, treatment and biopsychological and clinical approaches. This edition includes: expanded coverage of the changing health environment; the growing importance of prevention; and updated coverage of cancer research and psycho-neuroimmunology.

Health Psychology: An Introduction to Behavior and Health

Author: Linda Brannon,Jess Feist,John A. Updegraff

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337094641

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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For over 20 years, HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH has remained a leader in the field for its scholarship, strong and current research base, and balanced coverage of the cognitive, behavioral, and biological approaches to health psychology. Appreciated by instructors -- and accessible and appealing to a wide-range of students, including non-majors -- this classic text features a concise writing style, ample pedagogy, and numerous visuals. This edition is updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, and includes many new real-world examples selected for their interest and relevance to today's students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Health Psychology in Australia

Author: Val Morrison,Paul Bennett,Phyllis Butow,Barbara Mullan,Kate White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442547612

Category: Clinical health psychology

Page: 618

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"Introduction to Health Psychology in Australia 2nd edition provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of health psychology from an Australian and international perspective. The text covers all mainstream health psychology topics including risk behavious, stress and illness, family life and public health. Health promotion is discussed throughout."--Back cover.

Health Psychology

Biological, Psychological, and Sociocultural Perspectives

Author: Margaret Snooks

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763743828

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 397

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Health Sciences & Professions

Health Psychology

A Textbook

Author: Jane Ogden

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 9780335214716

Category: Psychology

Page: 473

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This text has made a major contribution to the teaching and study of this still rapidly expanding discipline. This substantial revision continues to provide the most accessible and comprehensive guide to the field. Many new features have been incorporated into this edition to aid students and teachers even further, including: Additional chapters on stress Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) section expanded and improved Increased biological coverage New chapter on eating behavior New coverage of problems with social cognition models New section on consequences of CHD and rehabilitation of patients Completely new text design Online Learning Center for students and lecturers This is essential reading for all students and researchers of health psychology and for students of medicine, nursing, and allied health courses.

Introduction to Clinical Health Psychology

Author: Paul Bennett

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335230733

Category: Psychology

Page: 257

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The book integrates psychological theory with the practice of health and clinical psychology in the hospital and in the broader context of health care. It considers both clinical interventions and those of a non-clinical nature that also impact on patients and health-care workers.

Critical Issues in Clinical and Health Psychology

Author: Poul Rohleder

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446264696

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here "This book extends the ongoing discussion on critical approaches within clinical and health psychology. In particular, it emphasises the need to consider the importance of social and cultural factors in understanding health, illness and disability. With detailed examination of a wide range of empirical studies it demonstrates the vibrancy of contemporary critical psychological research." - Michael Murray, Keele University "Provides an original overview of areas within health and clinical psychology that are frequently overlooked in other textbooks. It is distinctive in three major ways: first, it takes an explicitly critical approach, and therefore locates our current psychological understandings of issues within health and clinical psychology within their broader social and cultural contexts. Second, it considers both physical and mental health simultaneously, which is a major strength. Third, it is unique in its scope and focus. In achieving these distinctive features, this text competently draws on up-to-date research and literature across a range of disciplines and fields in an accessible and engaging manner... I personally think it should be a must-read for all those studying and working within the health psychology field!" - Antonia Lyons, Massey University This textbook gives a clear and thought-provoking introduction to the critical issues related to health, illness and disability in clinical and health psychology. Challenging some of the preconceptions of ill-health of the biomedical approach, the book explores how health and illness is often shaped by factors such as culture, poverty, gender and sexuality, and examines how these influences impact on the experience and treatment of physical and mental illness as well as disability. Students are introduced to literature from disciplines other than psychology to provide multiple perspectives on these complex issues. Critical Issues in Clinical and Health Psychology is a key textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in health or clinical psychology, as well as for students from other disciplines related to health and mental health care.

Health Psychology

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Deborah Fish Ragin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315512270

Category: Psychology

Page: 516

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This textbook takes a truly interdisciplinary approach to studying health psychology. It examines five systems that affect individual health outcomes: individual, family/community, social/physical environment, healthcare systems, and health policy. While grounded in psychology, it incorporates perspectives from anthropology, biology, economics, environmental studies, medicine, public health, and sociology. The social ecological perspective on health psychology creates a depth of understanding of the diverse facets of health. This text also examines health from a global perspective by exploring the impact of infectious and chronic illnesses locally, regionally and globally. This new edition includes updated statistics and references throughout, a new chapter on psychoneuroimmunology, and significant changes and updates to the chapters on health care systems and risky health behaviors. It will be of particular interest to undergraduate students. For additional resources, consult http://routledge.com/9781138201309, where instructors will find downloadable lecture slides, an instructor manual, and a testbank.

Introduction to Psychology for Health Carers

Author: Julia Russell

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748780747

Category: Medical

Page: 257

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This book provides an accessible introduction to psychological research and theory, relating these to healthcare experiences and practice. It explains how psychological theories can be used to interpret, explain and actively influence a student’s own experience of, and practice in, everyday contexts. The book includes student interviews to enhance applicability of examples offered.

Health Psychology

Author: Anthony Curtis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136841512

Category: Medical

Page: 206

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This simple and concise introduction to the psychology of health is the perfect text for students new to the area. Topics covered include health policy and epidemiology, genetic factors in disease, the experience of illness as a patient, beliefs and attitudes, stress, pain and healthy lifestyles.

Health Psychology

A Lifespan Perspective

Author: Gillian N. Penny,Paul Bennett,Mike Herbert

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9783718654154

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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The psychology of health is a rapidly expanding field within psychology. It draws upon a number of areas of psychology for its theoretical base but, whilst the contribution of social and cognitive psychology is widely acknowledged, that of lifespan psychology is perhaps less well recognised. However, a lifespan perspective has much to offer the health psychologist in the search for a more comprehensive understanding of health and illness. This book brings together European, American and Australian researchers whose interests in health psychology can be located within a lifespan context. The book explores the relevance of developmental and ageing processes to such issues as health and illness perception, illness prevention and health promotion, the experience of chronic illness, health and illness behaviour and the costs and consequences of illness. It does so by addressing specific health concerns within each of five stages in the life-cycle-childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood and old age. Thus, for example, the implications of emergent sexuality for health are addressed within the section on adolescence, psychological aspects of reproductive failure and the new technologies are considered within the section on early adulthood whilst issues of social support, social control and health are explored in the section on old age. Taken as a whole, the book offers the reader an interesting and informative illustration of the ways in which a lifespan perspective can enhance our understanding of health and illness.

Health Psychology

Author: David French,Kavita Vedhara,Ad A. Kaptein,John Weinman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405194618

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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Now in its second edition, Health Psychology is substantially revised and updated to offer the greatest coverage of this rapidly expanding discipline. Updated edition which provides students with a critical, thought-provoking and comprehensive introduction to the discipline Clearly and critically outlines the major areas of theory and research Chapters written by world-leading health psychologists Includes end-of-chapter discussion points and an extensive glossary of terms

An Introduction to Stress and Health

Author: Hymie Anisman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446297551

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

View: 2006

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"This is a highly entertaining book about a very serious topic. Beautifully written, funny and organized in a way that students and the general public will understand complex notions about stress." - Sonia Lupien, Director of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress, University of Montreal "Perfect for my stress and cognition module, accessible and informative, great level of detail." - James Byron-Daniel, University of the West of England, Bristol An Introduction to Stress and Health is the first textbook to fuse the psychosocial with newer behavioural neuroscience perspectives. It provides a broad perspective of the multiple biological processes influenced by stressful events, the conditions that allow for either exacerbation or diminution of these stressor effects, and the pathological conditions that can emerge as a result of stressful events. Anisman systematically reviews the key research over the past 30 years and presents his insights in a lively, interesting pedagogical fashion to allow you to fully appreciate the diversity of the field of stress and its impact on our health. Key features include: A consideration of the value of numerous therapeutic strategies to diminish distress and stress-related pathologies. An exploration of many new conceptual perspectives relevant to stress processes and pathology. Information is presented in an easy-to-read manner with lots of pointers to the key concepts to remember. An Introduction to Stress and Health is an indispensable text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in health psychology, stress, health and illness.

Qualitative Health Psychology

Theories and Methods

Author: Michael Murray,Kerry Chamberlain

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761956617

Category: Psychology

Page: 262

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`This book constitutes a valuable resource for postgraduate students and researchers. Most.... of the chapters succeed in providing a clear and comprehensive introduction to the various approaches and//or methods, thus enabling the reader to make an informed decision about whether or not they wish to pursue the topic further. The book as a whole is also very well referenced and this makes it a source of essential information for students and researchers with an interest in qualitative health psychology' - Health Psychology Update This book explains the role of qualitative research within health psychology. Theories and methods from a qualitative perspective are highly varied but, in general, differ from the po

Health Psychology

Author: Richard O. Straub

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429216328

Category: Psychology

Page: 705

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Richard Straub explores the psychology behind human sickness, how humans stay well, how they react to illness and how they relate to their immediate health care system and its health care providers.

Health Psychology

Theory and Practice

Author: Felicity Allen

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781864486599

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

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A comprehensive introduction to health psychology which covers both health enhancing and hazardous behaviours, as well as ways of encouraging people to improve their health.

Psychology for health professionals

Author: Patricia Barkway

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072958156X

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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This fully updated second edition is written specifically for health science and nursing students in Australia and New Zealand. Authored by the highly regarded Patricia Barkway, with a diverse range of expert contributors, this Elsevier e-book interprets psychology for nurses, as well as for students of paramedicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, public health, pharmacy, psychology, social work and midwifery. Psychology for Health Professionals 2e e-book examines essential psychological theories, placing them within a social context. Acknowledging increasing awareness that behaviour is influenced as much by external factors as biological and psychological ones, the book’s first half outlines psychological, lifespan and social theories, then applies them to contemporary health issues in later chapters. A key focus of this leading psychology e-book is examining individual personality and psychological theory within the social context of people’s lives. New content includes current, evidence-based research, references and clinical examples relevant to interdisciplinary, contemporary healthcare practice. Issues of cultural safety and awareness have been strengthened throughout; there is a new section on chronic illness and a focus on recovery. This introductory psychology e-book does not assume its readers will have prior ‘psychology’ knowledge, yet it can easily be used well beyond first-year university. Critical thinking questions Classroom activities Research focus boxes providing examples of current research and evidence-based practice Interdisciplinary case studies throughout Further resources and web links to provide further reading and research and up-to-date information, data and statistics