health psychology

Health Psychology
Author: Anthony J. Curtis
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2000
Pages: 190
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"Health Psychology is tailor-made for the student new to higher-level study. With its helpful textbook features provided to assist in examination and learning techniques, it should interest all introductory psychology students, as well as those training for the caring services, whether nurses, paramedics or social workers."--BOOK JACKET.

Health Psychology
Author: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1987-05-18
Pages: 547
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In 1976, a small group of psychologists urged that more research be done on aspects of health and health care outside the domain of mental health. Today, health psychology is one of the fastest growing divisions of the American Psychological Association; journals and textbooks in increasing numbers are another signal of rapid growth in this field.

Handbook Of Health Psychology
Author: Tracey A. Revenson
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2012
Pages: 882
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Considered the most comprehensive handbook in the field, this rich resource reviews the biological, psychological, and social factors that affect health, health behavior, and illness. Many chapters review the latest theories and research while others illustrate how research is translated into clinical and community interventions to improve physical health and emotional well-being. Chapters examine health behavior processes within the social contexts in which we live, including family, social, and cultural communities. The handbook cuts across concepts (behavior change), populations (women's health), risk and protective factors (obesity) and diseases, making it appropriate for a variety of readers from various fields. Featuring contributions from the top researchers and rising stars in the field, each author provides a theoretical foundation, evaluates the empirical evidence, and makes suggestions for future research, clinical practice, and/or policy. Novices to the field appreciate the accessibly written chapters, while seasoned professionals appreciate the book's deep, cutting edge coverage. Significantly updated throughout, the new edition reflects the latest approaches to health psychology today: greater emphasis on translating research into practice and policy more on the socio-cultural aspects of health including socioeconomic status, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and aging two new sections on risk and protective factors for disease and another on social and structural influences that affect health more on prevention, interventions, and treatment in the applications section an expansion of the bio-psycho-social model across several levels of analysis, including cultural, macro-social, and cellular factors. The book opens with the field's central theories, emphasizing the interaction of biological and social systems. Part II reviews the mechanisms that help explain the link between health and behavior across diseases and populations. The all new Part III focuses on variables that lead to the onset of major diseases or that are instrumental in promoting health. Part IV, also new to the second edition, highlights social and structural influences on health. The book concludes with applications of research to specific illnesses and medical conditions. The Handbook serves as a text in graduate or upper level undergraduate courses in health psychology taught in psychology, public health, medical sociology, medicine, nursing, and other social and allied health sciences. Its cutting edge, comprehensive coverage also appeals to researchers and practitioners in these fields.

Health Psychology
Author: Brian Evans
Publisher: SAGE
Release Date: 2011-01-19
Pages: 616
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This 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, the book incorporates research from a fuller range of perspectives including more 'mainstream' health psychology.

Health Psychology
Author: Jane Ogden
Publisher: Open University Press
Release Date: 2007-06
Pages: 489
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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“This fourth edition incorporates a number of substantive new topics, including a new chapter on women's health, as well as opportunities for the reader to critically examine key conceptual and methodological issues within each chapter. It remains clearly written and highly accessible and still deserves its place as the number one choice of health psychology textbook.” – John Weinman, King’s College, London The market leading textbook in the field, Health Psychology by Jane Ogden is essential reading for all students and researchers of health psychology. It will also be invaluable to students of medicine, nursing and allied health. Retaining the breadth of coverage, clarity and relevance that has made it a favourite with students and lecturers, this fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. New Features: New chapter on women's health issues, exploring recent research into pregnancy, miscarriage, birth, menopause and related areas New "Problems" boxes analyse health psychology research and identify the shortcomings and limitations of research in the area Updated "Focus on Research" examples introduce you to contemporary topics and emerging areas for research in health psychology, including exercise, smoking and pain. The new edition includes new data, graphs and further reading plus suggestions about where you can access the most recent publications and other data Revised end-of-chapter review questions Online Learning Centre: www.openup.co.uk/ogden. The OLC hosts web links and multiple choice questions for students, plus supporting teaching resources including teaching tips and PowerPoint presentations for lecturers. Interested in accessing more research readings? Essential Readings in Health Psychology by Jane Ogden is a new collection of key papers brought together for the first time in one volume which complements Health Psychology: A Textbook 4/e and offers more detailed accounts of the issues covered in this text.

Health Psychology  An Introduction To Behavior And Health
Author: Linda Brannon
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Pages: 544
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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For over 20 years, HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH has remained a leader in the field of health psychology for its scholarship, strong and current research base, and balanced coverage of the cognitive, behavioral, and biological approaches to health psychology. Accessible and appealing to a wide-range of readers, this classic book features a concise writing style, ample pedagogy, and numerous visuals to support your learning and understanding. The Eighth Edition is updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, and includes many new real-world examples selected for their interest and relevance. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Health Psychology
Author: David French
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-09-14
Pages: 432
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Now in its second edition, Health Psychology is substantially revised and updated to offer the greatest coverage of this rapidly expanding discipline. Updated edition which provides students with a critical, thought-provoking and comprehensive introduction to the discipline Clearly and critically outlines the major areas of theory and research Chapters written by world-leading health psychologists Includes end-of-chapter discussion points and an extensive glossary of terms

A Handbook Of Research Methods For Clinical And Health Psychology
Author: Jeremy Miles
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 315
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A practical guide to carrying out research in health psychology and clinical psychology. For both undergraduate and postgraduate students, the book will be essential in making them aware of the full range of techniques available to them, helping them to design scientifically rigorous experiments.

The Oxford Handbook Of Health Psychology
Author: Howard S. Friedman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2013-12-15
Pages: 916
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The flaws in today's healthcare systems and practices are well-documented: millions remain far from optimal health due to a variety of psychological and social factors; large numbers of patients do not fully cooperate with medical advice; errors in medical decision-making -- some stemming from flaws in interpersonal relations -- regularly lead to needless suffering and death. Further, the effects of emotions, personality, and motivation on healing are not well incorporated into traditional medical care. The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology compiles the most relevant scholarship from psychology, medicine, and public health to offer a thorough and authoritative model of the biopsychosocial approach to health. A collection of international contributors addresses all relevant concepts in this model, including its applications to health promotion, health behavior change, and treatment.

Assessment In Health Psychology
Author: Yael Benyamini
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
Release Date: 2015-06
Pages: 352
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A thorough and authoritative record of the best available assessment tools in health psychology. Assessment in Health Psychology presents and discusses the best and most appropriate assessment methods and instruments for all specific areas that are central for health psychologists. It also describes the conceptual and methodological bases for assessment in health psychology, as well as the most important current issues and recent progress in methods. A unique feature of this book, which brings together leading authorities on health psychology assessment, is its emphasis on the bidirectional link between theory and practice. Assessment in Health Psychology is addressed to masters and doctoral students in health psychology, to all those who teach health psychology, to researchers from other disciplines, including clinical psychology, health promotion, and public health, as well as to health policy makers and other healthcare practitioners. This latest volume in the series Psychological Assessment – Science and Practice provides a thorough and authoritative record of the best available assessment tools and methods in health psychology, making it an invaluable resource both for students and academics as well as for practitioners in their daily work.