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Health Psychology
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Health Psychology
Theory, Practice and Research

  • Meena Hariharan - Professor & Head, Centre for Health Psychology, University of Hyderabad
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September 2020 | 548 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

It is a textbook meant for the students of UG and PG courses  in Psychology.

Satisfying a long-standing need for an approachable textbook that brings together the Western and Indian perspective on health psychology, this book coherently presents the knowledge diversified across various narrow sub-fields. Each chapter is illustrated with engaging diagrams, real-life examples and recent research studies to make the content easy to understand as well as application-oriented. Dedicated text boxes for practitioners and researchers in the area are expected to stimulate students to think innovatively along culturally relevant lines and take steps towards meaningful research.

Health Psychology: Theory, Practice and Research will prove to be an indispensable companion for students of undergraduate and postgraduate levels, researchers and practitioners in psychology, as well as for medical and paramedical studies.


Key Features:

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Enriched with real-life cases, engaging illustrations and citations from major research studies

•           Insights into culturally relevant problems and interventions

•           Identification of research design and practitioner’s action points for every theme

•           Self-explanatory and student-friendly treatment of topics, following curriculum guidelines of major Indian universities

 

 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
Origin and Evolution of Health Psychology
 
Health and Health Psychology
 
Health Protection and Health Promotion Behaviour
 
Health Risk Behaviour
 
Theories of Health Behaviour
 
Physiology of Human Body
 
Stress and Illness
 
Chronic Illness: Bio-Psychosocial Approach
 
Patient Care: Impact on Caregivers and Doctors
 
Resilience, Health and Wellbeing
 
Biopsychosocial Impact of Pandemic
 
Index

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Paperback
ISBN: 9789353883492
£25.00