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Health Psychology
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Health Psychology
Theory, Research and Practice

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February 2024 | 768 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Health Psychology takes a truly international and critical biopsychosocial approach, providing students with a holistic understanding of health behaviour, culture and change. Thoroughly updated with the latest research, this comprehensive introduction to foundational and cutting-edge topics in health psychology gives you the tools you need to critically appraise theory and research, and to apply this knowledge to real-world public health issues.

Praised for its coverage of social justice, macro-social and cultural issues in health, this edition features three new chapters on parenting and health, responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and gender-affirmative healthcare for transgender people. Now in full colour, it also includes updated pedagogy, with international Key Studies, Critical Discussions and Insights boxes to extend your learning. 

Written by experts in the field, this must-read for students of Health Psychology, Health Promotion and Health Behaviour demonstrates how theory and research learned in the classroom impacts public policy around the world.

David F. Marks is a psychologist specializing in Health Psychology, Mental Imagery and Consciousness research.
Michael Murray is Emeritus Professor of Social and Health Psychology at Keele University.
Emee Vida Estacio is a chartered psychologist, author, speaker and health promotion specialist.
Rachel A. Annunziato is Professor of Psychology at Fordham University.
Abigail Locke is Professor of Critical Social and Health Psychology and Head of School at Keele University.
Gareth J. Treharne is Professor of Psychology at te Whare Wananga o Otago (the University of Otago).
 
PART 1: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY IN THE CONTEXT OF HUMAN BIOLOGY AND SOCIETY
 
Chapter 1: Health Psychology: An Introduction
 
Chapter 2: The Nervous, Endocrine and Immune Systems, and the Principle of Homeostasis
 
Chapter 3: Genetics, Epigenetics and Early Life Development
 
Chapter 4: Macrosocial Influences
 
Chapter 5: Social Justice and Health
 
Chapter 6: Culture and Health
 
PART 2: THEORIES, MODELS AND INTERVENTIONS FOR HEALTH BEHAVIOUR CHANGE
 
Chapter 7: Theories, Models and Interventions for Health Behaviour Change
 
Chapter 8: Sexual Health
 
Chapter 9: Food, Eating and Obesity
 
Chapter 10: Alcohol and Drinking
 
Chapter 11: Tobacco and Smoking
 
Chapter 12: Physical Activity and Exercise
 
PART 3: HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION
 
Chapter 13: Information, Communication and Health Literacy
 
Chapter 14: Screening and Immunization
 
Chapter 15: Health Promotion
 
Chapter 16: Stress and Disease Prevention
 
Chapter 17: Preventing the Spread of Disease: The COVID-19 Pandemic
 
PART 4: ILLNESS EXPERIENCE AND HEALTH CARE
 
Chapter 18: Pregnancy, Parenting and Health
 
Chapter 19: Gender Affirmative Healthcare
 
Chapter 20: Pain and Pain Control
 
Chapter 21: Cancer
 
Chapter 22: Coronary Heart Disease
 
Chapter 23: HIV Infection and Aids: Tackling Stigma and Victim Blaming
 
Chapter 24: Long-Term Conditions: The Examples of Diabetes and ME/CFS
 
Chapter 25: End-of-Life Care, Dying and Death

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A Teaching Guide, containing learning objectives for each chapter, a wealth of case studies that show how health psychology is applied in real-world contexts, and video links that offer a fresh perspective on the concepts covered in the book.

Downloadable and customisable PowerPoint slides for use in class.

A Testbank of questions to help student progress and understanding.

A downloadable online Glossary of key terminology and jargon from the book that can be shared with students. 

Course Cartridge, which allows you to you to upload the Test Bank directly to your university’s virtual learning management system.

A comprehensive text exploring a range of topics in relation to health and social care. The global perspective is particularly useful when drawing comparisons relating to culture. I will be using this text book across a number of modules including, Substance Misuse, Introduction to Research, Social Inclusion, Health Promotion and Health Leadership. Excellent quality of information which is up to date and relevant.

Ms Angela Woods
Dept of Health & Social Studies, Bolton University
April 5, 2024

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