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 and Alternative 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.
- New accompanying companion website with a full suite of lecturer materials and online readings for students, as well as discussion blogs and video interviews with the authors. 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.
PART ONE: 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 PART TWO: 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 PART THREE: HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION Information and Communication Stress and Coping Screening and Immunization Health Literacy Community Approaches within Health Psychology PART FOUR: ILLNESS EXPERIENCE AND HEALTH CARE Lay Representations of Illness Illness and Personality Medicine-Taking: Adherence and Resistance Pain Cancer and Chronic Diseases