Psychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals is a brand new textbook written for all those studying and working in nursing and in the allied health professions including midwifery and health visiting. It provides comprehensive coverage of the core subject areas of psychology: social processes such as conformity, obedience, social behaviour, development across the lifespan, including early experiences, cognitive, adolescence, adulthood and old age - as well as health psychology, stress and personality. Written by the bestselling Psychology author Richard Gross, and Nancy Kinnison, a highly experienced nurse and nursing lecturer, Psychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals is a refreshingly new approach to applying the theoretical aspects of psychology to the practical aspects of nursing and health care. This highly illustrated text is accessible, practical, and comprehensive.
Part I: Introduction What is psychology? Theoretical approaches Part II: Health Psychology Psychological aspects of illness Social cognition and health behaviour Stress Personality and health behaviour Substance use and abuse Part III: Social processes Social perception Attribution theory Attitudes and attitude change Prejudice and discrimination Conformity Obedience Part IV: Development across the lifespan Early experience and social development Self-concept Cognitive development Adolescence Adulthood Late Adulthood Death and dying