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An introduction to health psychology

Author: Val Morrison; Paul Bennett
Publisher: Harlow, United Kingdom : Pearson Education Limited, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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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 volume continues to reflect that process.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Val Morrison; Paul Bennett
ISBN: 9781292003139 1292003138 9781292003146 1292003146 9781292003146
OCLC Number: 919480205
Description: xvii, 657 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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. Changing behavior: mechanisms and approaches --
Chapter 7. Preventing health problems; 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 and outcomes of illness --
Chapter 15. The impact and outcomes of illness: families and informal caregivers --
Chapter 16. Pain --
Chapter 17. Improving health and quality of life; PART IV: FUTURES Chapter 18. Futures.
Other Titles: Health psychology
Responsibility: Val Morrison and Paul Bennett.

Abstract:

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 volume continues to reflect that process.

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