Health Psychology students will need to understand how to evaluate and critically-appraise the latest theory and research before it can be applied. This fully-revised and updated fourth edition takes a critical approach and places Health Psychology in a real-world context, enabling students to understand how public policy, theory and research can influence communities and individuals alike.
The new edition includes:
A new chapter on diet and obesityUpdated material on stress and coping, doctor-patient communication, death, dying, bereavement and quality of lifeIntroductions to the social, political and economic conditions that influence our health Breadth of coverage from social inequality through to chronic illness and screening An enhanced SAGE edge (TM) companion website (edge.sagepub.com/marks4e) with a suite of features to enhance students' learning experience.
PART I: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY IN CONTEXTChapter 1: Health psychology: an introductionChapter 2: Macro-social influencesChapter 3: Social justiceChapter 4: Culture and healthChapter 5: A-Z of research methods and issues in health psychologyPART II: HEALTH BEHAVIOUR AND EXPERIENCEChapter 6: Sexual health: Theories, models and interventionsChapter 7: Food, diets and obesityChapter 8: Alcohol and drinkingChapter 9: Tobacco and smokingChapter 10: Physical activity and exercisePART III: HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTIONChapter 11: Information, communication and health literacyChapter 12: Stress and copingChapter 13: Screening and ImmunizationChapter 14: Health promotionPART IV: ILLNESS EXPERIENCE AND HEALTH CAREChapter 15: Lay representations of illnessChapter 16: Illness and personalityChapter 17: Medicine taking: Adherence and resistanceChapter 18: Pain and pain controlChapter 19: Cancer and chronic diseases