Theory, Research and Practice
- David F. Marks - Arles, France
- Michael Murray - University of Keele, UK, Division of Community Health, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, NF, Canada A1B 3V6, University of Ulster, Ireland
- Emee Vida Estacio - Keele University, UK
Health Psychology | Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine | Public Health
Health Psychology provides students with the tools they need to evaluate and critically appraise theory and research before it can be applied practically. Using the most up-to-date research available, the sixth edition places an emphasis on the real-world application of health psychology, demonstrating how theory learnt in the classroom influences public policy.
In this book, David Marks, Michael Murray and Emee Vida Estacio take a holistic approach to health psychology, giving equal weight to the biological, psychological and social factors that impact health behaviour, culture and change. The text presents students with an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the field of health psychology and the new edition contains a brand new chapter on stress, a key topic in health psychology. It is also supported by online resources for students and lecturers, including a range of case studies taken from across the world.
This is a versatile book which would sit within Psychology and Public Health courses. It is laid out in a logical way, and gives deeper psychological perspective to Public Health issues and behaviour change, which is relevant to all areas of Health care.
This is an excellent supporting resources for level 3 learners completing their psychology unit.
Only one or two chapters fit my syllabus
Essential text to support learners in developing subject knowledge around health psychology.
New chapter on Stress
Brand new international case studies on the website
Pedagogical features include:
Chapter Outlines at the start of each chapter
Future research boxes at the end of each chapter giving students an insight into where the field is going