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Health psychology : a textbook

Author: Jane Ogden
Publisher: Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This is an accessible and comprehensive guide to all the major topics of health psychology, including new chapters on stress and eating disorders. It is essential reading for all students and researchers of health psychology and for students of medicine, nursing and allied health courses.
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Ogden, Jane, 1966-
Health psychology.
Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)746362421
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Ogden
ISBN: 0335214878 9780335214877 0335214711 9780335214716
OCLC Number: 55672369
Notes: Earlier edition published 2000.
Description: xxvii, 473 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: An introduction to health psychology --
Health beliefs --
Illness cognitions --
Doctor-patient communication and the role of health professionals' health beliefs --
Smoking and alcohol use --
Eating behaviour --
Exercise --
Sex --
Screening --
Stress --
Stress and illness --
Pain --
Placebos and the innerrelationship between beliefs, behaviour and health --
HIV and cancer: psychology throughout the course of illness --
Obesity and coronary heart disease: psychology throughout the course of illness --
Measuring health status: from mortality rates to quality of life --
The assumptions of health psychology.
Responsibility: Jane Ogden.

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Presenting a review of theory and research and its details of behaviours such as smoking, exercise, eating and screening, this work provides coverage of the biological aspects of health and illness.  Read more...

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