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Macmillan Higher Education

Health Psychology

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Palgrave

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Palgrave Insights in Psychology series

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Paperback - 9781352002546

12 June 2018

$29.99

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Ebook - 9781352002553

10 July 2018

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This introduction to health psychology is an invaluable resource for students looking to go beyond the basics in their studies. It includes sections on the influences of health behaviour and approaches to health promotion,...

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This introduction to health psychology is an invaluable resource for students looking to go beyond the basics in their studies. It includes sections on the influences of health behaviour and approaches to health promotion, as well as providing an overview of key health issues such as stress and eating disorders.

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Provides a concise introduction for A level students looking to delve deeper into a particular sub-topic of psychology

Provides a working definition, history and application of the major areas in Health Psychology

Reading guide which organises the content according to relevance for differing A level exam boards in psychology (AQA(A), AQA(B) and OCR)?

Introduction and Overview
What is Health Psychology?
PART ONE: HEALTH BEHAVIOUR
What is Health Behaviour?
Influences on Health Behaviour
Explaining Health Behaviour: Cognitive Models
PART TWO: HEALTH PROMOTION
What is Health Promotion?
How is Health Promotion Evaluated?
PART THREE: EXAMPLES OF HEALTH ISSUES
IN PSYCHOLOGY
Stress
Coping with Stress
Eating Behaviour
Treating/Managing Anorexia, Bulimia, Obesity.

"Health Psychology by Karen Rodham is a well written, engaging and easily accessible text which caters for those undertaking A levels as well as those new to health psychology at the undergraduate level. It provides a fascinating 'tour' of the field of health psychology and illustrates the range and application of psychological theory to many diverse health issues."- Neil S. Coulson, Associate Professor of Health Psychology, University of Nottingham
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KAREN RODHAM is Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Bath, UK and a practising Health Psychologist at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, UK.

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KAREN RODHAM is Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Bath, UK and a practising Health Psychologist at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, UK.

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