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Health Psychology
Theory, Research and Practice

Third Edition


January 2011 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
A companion website is available for this text

The third edition of this best-selling textbook 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 and a wider international focus. Therefore this textbook now provides students with a broader, more rounded understanding of the field than ever before.

Key features of the third edition:

- Four brand new chapters in the book on Theories, Models and Interventions Applied to Sexual Health; Information and Communication; Health Literacy; Community 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.
- Accompanying companion website with a full suite of lecturer materials, online readings for students, as well as discussion blogs and video interviews with the authors. This can be found at www.sagepub.co.uk/marks3.
- Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice 3e remains an essential book for undergraduate and masters students taking courses in health psychology as well as health promotion, public health, medicine and nursing. 

 
I: 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
 
II: 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
 
III: HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION
 
Information and Communication
 
Stress and Coping
 
Screening and Immunization
 
Health Literacy
 
Community Approaches within Health Psychology
 
IV: ILLNESS EXPERIENCE AND HEALTH CARE
 
Lay Representations of Illness
 
Illness and Personality
 
Medicine-Taking: Adherence and Resistance
 
Pain
 
Cancer and Chronic Diseases
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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