Introduction to Health Psychology

Series
Pearson
Author
Val Morrison / Paul Bennett  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
680
Pub.-date
February 2016
ISBN13
9781292003139
ISBN
1292003138
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Description

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.

New to this Edition

New for the fourth edition:

 

·    The text has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect new research and emerging areas such as e-health and health technologies

·    Applied examples and news headlines with commentary bring topics to life and stimulate interest

·    New chapter focusing on theoretical and practical strategies of behavioural change in line with the increasing emphasis of these interventions in health psychology

·    Further coverage of new technologies in achieving behavioural change and emotional regulation

·    Additional coverage of lifespan issues and topics in child health psychology

Table of Contents

PART I: BEING AND STAYING HEALTHY

Chapter 1 What is health?
Chapter 2 Health inequalities
Chapter 3 Health-risk behaviour
Chapter 4 Health-protective behaviour
Chapter 5 Explaining health behaviour
Chapter 6 Reducing risk of disease – individual approaches
Chapter 7 Population approaches to public health

PART II: BECOMING ILL

Chapter 8 The body in health and illness
Chapter 9 Symptom perception, interpretation and response
Chapter 10 The consultation and beyond
Chapter 11 Stress, health and illness: theory
Chapter 12 Stress and illness moderators
Chapter 13 Managing stress

PART III: BEING ILL

Chapter 14 The impact of illness on quality of life
Chapter 15 The impact of illness on patients and their families
Chapter 16 Pain
Chapter 17 Improving health and quality of life

PART IV: FUTURES

Chapter 18 Futures

Back Cover

"A must-buy, essential textbook for anyone interested in or studying Health Psychology. Very readable and student-friendly. Excellent." Dr Adele Dickson, Edinburgh Napier University 


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.

 

Each chapter opens with a current, real world example that puts into context the topics that follow. Along with the increased use of case studies, this approach really sets the scene for students to fully engage with this applied area of psychology—an approach praised by lecturers and students alike.

 

 

New for the fourth edition:

 

·    The text has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect new research and emerging areas such as e-health and health technologies

·    Applied examples and news headlines with commentary bring topics to life and stimulate interest

·    New chapter focusing on theoretical and practical strategies of behavioural change in line with the increasing emphasis of these interventions in health psychology

·    Further coverage of new technologies in achieving behavioural change and emotional regulation

·    Additional coverage of lifespan issues and topics in child health psychology

 

Packed with engaging and useful features including research focus boxes, applications boxes and case studies, this textbook is ideal for students on health psychology modules and those studying in related fields such as medicine, health and social care, or nursing.


About the authors:

Val Morrison
is Professor in Health Psychology, and a chartered health psychologist, based at Bangor University.  She has taught health psychology since 1992, whilst maintaining a vibrant research group investigating psychosocial predictors of patient and carer outcomes of chronic disease and cancer.

 

Paul Bennett is Professor of clinical health psychology at the University of Swansea. He has published several books on health and clinical psychology as well as over 150 academic papers and chapters.

Author

Val Morrison is Professor in Health Psychology, and a chartered health psychologist, based at Bangor University.  She has taught health psychology since 1992, whilst maintaining a vibrant research group investigating psychosocial predictors of patient and carer outcomes of chronic disease and cancer.

 

Paul Bennett is Professor of clinical health psychology at the University of Swansea. He has published several books on health and clinical psychology as well as over 150 academic papers and chapters.