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Foundations of Health Psychology

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19 July 2001

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What is Health Psychology? Do states of mind influence health? How do people cope with illness and poor health? How does the relationship between an individual and the society around them affect their health?
Foundations of...

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What is Health Psychology? Do states of mind influence health? How do people cope with illness and poor health? How does the relationship between an individual and the society around them affect their health?
Foundations of Health Psychology provides a critical and up-to-date examination of the field of health psychology, examining the key ideas behind this emerging discipline and its subsequent development. Posing fundamental questions about the relationship between psychology and the wider cultural and social forces which shape theory and practice, the text encourages and develops critical thinking.

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The most critical, uptodate text in the area
Examines the relationship between psychology and the wider social and cultural forces shaping theory and practice
Covers the core areas of the discipline with a strong practical emphasis on the role of research

Preface
PART ONE: HISTORY, CONCEPTS AND METHODS
Historical and Conceptual Basis of Health Psychology
Assessing Health and Quality of Life
Doing Research: Questions and Methods
PART TWO: PSYCHOBIOLOGY OF HEALTH
Biomedical Science and Health Psychology
Mental Health
Psychoneuroimmunology
PART THREE: HEALTH AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE
Modelling Change in Health Behaviour
Exercise, Health and Eating
Alcohol Use and Abuse
Smoking
HIV Infection and Sexual Behaviour
Health Promotion and Behaviour Change
PART FOUR: SOCIETY AND HEALTH
Social Class and Health
Gender and Health
Disability, Health and Illness
Ethnicity, Culture and Health
Social Relationships
Doctors and Patients
PART FIVE: MANAGING CHRONIC ILLNESS
Cancer
Diabetes
Psychological Factors in Degenerative Neurological Disease
Issues in Palliative Care
PART SIX: DECONSTRUCTING HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
The Future of Health Psychology
References
Glossary
Subject Index.

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RON ROBERTS is a Chartered Health Psychologist, a Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, and an Associate Lecturer for the Open University. His principal research interests include social inequalities in health and quality of life, and he has published over fifty articles.

ANTHONY TOWELL is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Course Leader for MSc Health Psychology at the University of Westminster, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Hospital for Sick children, Great Ormond Street, London.

JOHN F GOLDING is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster and Visiting Researcher at the Medical Research Council Human Movement and Balance Unit,...

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RON ROBERTS is a Chartered Health Psychologist, a Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, and an Associate Lecturer for the Open University. His principal research interests include social inequalities in health and quality of life, and he has published over fifty articles.

ANTHONY TOWELL is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Course Leader for MSc Health Psychology at the University of Westminster, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Hospital for Sick children, Great Ormond Street, London.

JOHN F GOLDING is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster and Visiting Researcher at the Medical Research Council Human Movement and Balance Unit, London.

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