Health Psychology

Health Psychology
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Author: Anthony Curtis
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9781136841514
Release: 2002-01-04
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This simple and concise introduction to the psychology of health is the perfect text for students new to the area. Topics covered include health policy and epidemiology, genetic factors in disease, the experience of illness as a patient, beliefs and attitudes, stress, pain and healthy lifestyles.

Health Psychology

Health Psychology
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Author: Erica Cook,Lynne Wood
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781315447742
Release: 2020-12-30
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This accessible primer on health psychology covers the key theories and models of the discipline. Through the use of real-life case studies and examples, it covers a broad range of topics related to the field of health psychology including: health promotion, risky health behaviour and health in healthcare settings. It explains how health psychology serves to not only promote positive health and reduce maladaptive health behaviours, but also support those who are chronically ill. Unlike medicine, health psychology takes a more holistic approach through the interaction of psychological, social and biological factors to improve health. This book outlines the inter-relationship between how we think and feel, our biological systems and the social contexts in which we live. It discusses how belief and attitude can shape behavior, the pivotal role of stress and how we can adjust to chronic illness. Drawing from experience, the authors answer important and common questions like how can we stop people from smoking? Does stress really make us ill? Why don't people take their medication as prescribed? And how can we support people to adjust to a chronic health condition? It also provides a unique focus on children and adolescent health which considers how developmental changes impact health behaviours and subsequent health. It is an essential introductory text suitable for students, professionals and general readers interested in this important and emerging topic area. It also provides useful information for those interested in working in the field by providing an overview of what health psychologists do, where they work and the pathways available to become a registered health psychologist.

Health Psychology

Health Psychology
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Author: Charles Abraham,Mark Conner,Fiona Jones,Daryl O'Connor
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781317690528
Release: 2016-04-14
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The new edition of Health Psychology is the perfect introduction to this rapidly developing field. Throughout the book, the psychological processes that shape health-related behaviours, and affect core functions such as the immune and cardiovascular systems, are clearly explained. These relationships provide the foundation for psychological interventions which can change cognition, perception and behaviour, thereby improving health. The book is split into five sections, and builds to provide a comprehensive overview of the field: the biological basis of health and illness stress and health coping resources: social support and individual differences motivation and behaviour relating to patients Extensively revised to include new material on behavioural change, the role of stress, resilience and social support, recovery from work, and the care of people with chronic disease, the book also includes a range of features which highlight key issues, and engage readers in applying what we have learned from research. This is essential reading for any undergraduates studying this exciting field for the first time, and the perfect primer for those embarking on postgraduate study.

Health Psychology

Health Psychology
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Author: Karen Rodham
Pages: 234
ISBN: 135200254X
Release: 2018-10-06
Editor: Red Globe Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What are the processes that lead to illness and, inversely, to health and wellness? How can healthcare systems be improved to help prevent and manage illness? What are the primary political and lifestyle factors that can contribute to the promotion of public health and wellbeing? Part of the Palgrave Insights in Psychology series, this straight-forward text provides a well-rounded introduction to the topic of health psychology and delivers an overview of the key issues within the discipline. Readers can expect to learn about the various sub-disciplines that comprise this interdisciplinary area of psychology such as sociology, medicine and politics. Written for those who would like to gain a general understanding of the profession and discipline of the subject, this book introduces the main disorders at the heart of health psychology’s focus such chronic illness, cancer, pain, stress, smoking cessation and weight loss. Further, Rodham examines the behavioural factors and wider political processes that affect the psychology of health, illness and healthcare in society. This title stands as part of the Insights series edited by Nigel Holt and Rob Lewis, containing well-rounded, quick guides to the cornerstone theories, main topics and theoretical perspectives of their subjects and are useful for pre-undergraduate students looking to find incisive introductions to subjects that they may be considering for undergraduate study or those looking for helpful preparatory reading for undergraduate modules in the prospective subject.

Health Psychology

Health Psychology
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Author: Hymie Anisman
Pages: 536
ISBN: 9781473952461
Release: 2016-03-17
Editor: SAGE

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Instructors - Electronic inspection copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an inspection copy of the print version. Hormones in your gut can affect the way you behave, prenatal infections have been associated with the development of schizophrenia and women doing shift work are more likely to develop diabetes. This book looks at fieldwork and health promotion through a psycho-social and biological perspective, to limit the occurrence of illness. We might not always be successful in preventing or overcoming every pathological condition through psychological and life-style changes, but at the least, stress can be diminished and quality of life can be enhanced. The author presents both key and up-to-date studies to help the reader explore the varied ways in which the biological, physiological and social factors at an individual and systematic level all affect psychology and how effective interventions can influence the health of a population. Mapped to course requirements and exploring bio-social, developmental and life-style factors in relation to physical and psychological disturbances, Health Psychology is an indispensable companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students in psychology, health sciences, nursing and education students. Supported by a wealth of learning features and additional content, this book will give your students: Access to the SAGE companion website which includes interactive quizzes, author selected videos, further reading, glossaries, testbanks and powerpoint slides 17 chapters packed with case studies, the latest research and areas of study The knowledge and skills to link theory to practice

The Health Psychology Reader

The Health Psychology Reader
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Author: David F Marks
Pages: 388
ISBN: 9781848605510
Release: 2002-04-15
Editor: SAGE

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

`This book was an absolute joy to read and offers a comprehensive review of health psychology.... This book should become a classic - necessary reading for students in all branches of health. Nursing students will find it invaluable, but other students - and their teachers - will also find it very useful. SAGE have added a valuable and important text to their already impressive list, and Marks can be complimented on his scholarly organisation of complex topics into an accessible and readable whole. No library should be without it and serious students should invest in a copy of their own' - Health Matters The Health Psychology Reader is designed to complement and support the recent textbook Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice by David F Marks, Michael Murray, Brian Evans and Carla Willig (SAGE, 2000). It can also be used as a stand-alone resource given its didactic nature. The Reader explores key topics within the health psychology field with incisive introductions to each section by the editor and includes a selection of the most important theoretical and empirical published work. The Reader is organized into the following parts: Part 1: Health Psychology's development, definition and context Part 2: Theories in health psychology Part 3: Health behaviour and experience Part 4: Beliefs, explanations and communication Part 5: Critical approaches to health psychology In each of these areas the editor has written introductory sections which highlight the key issues, questions and problems. These are summarized in Boxes, which condense into a few words the essential features of each topic. The Health Psychology Reader will be invaluable reading to all students in Health Psychology, either at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Women and Health Psychology

Women and Health Psychology
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Author: Cheryl Brown Travis
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781317785309
Release: 2014-01-02
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author proposes that the conditions, events, and experiences that contribute to serious mental health problems for a percentage of women, will at some point be experienced by all. Mental Health Issues presents two basic themes: that social contexts and frameworks are experienced and expressed, and then subconsciously internalized as part of the self; and that specific diagnostic conditions, such as depression, alcoholism, or eating disorders, can emerge from dynamics that are experienced by most women.

Health Psychology 6e

Health Psychology  6e
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Author: Jane Ogden
Pages: 515
ISBN: 1526847124
Release: 2019-05-03
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This new edition is a comprehensive and accessible guide, examining health behaviours through reviewing the key research in this growing field.

Health Psychology

Health Psychology
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Author: Leslie D. Frazier
Pages: 528
ISBN: 1319191487
Release: 2019-12-12
Editor: Worth Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Health Psychology provides an accessible and empirically-based approach to understanding health psychology. It goes beyond other mainstream textbooks by introducing students to global and cross-cultural health issues, covering cutting-edge scientific and medical topics in ways that students can understand. The author integrates core theory, research, and practice in an engaging and practical way. The author integrates the biopsychosocial perspective, building on traditional content and topics in order to aid student understanding, interest, and learning. This textbook incorporates engaging applications, case studies and frequent examples, clear and thorough explanations, and a student-friendly tone. It insists on the implications of positive and negative health behaviors for a student's life. The author also provides an emphasis on developmental influences on health. Launchpad with ebook is an online course space with practice quizzes, videos, video activities, and other tutorials plus a gradebook for instructors.

Health Psychology 2nd Edition

Health Psychology  2nd Edition
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Author: Deborah Fish Ragin
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781317350637
Release: 2015-07-22
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of health, Health Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Approach uses the social ecological perspective to explore the impact of five systems on individual health outcomes: individual, culture/family, social/physical environment, health systems and health policy. In order to provide readers with an understanding of how health affects the individual on a mental and emotional level, the author has taken an interdisciplinary approach, considering the roles of anthropology, biology, economics, environmental studies, medicine, public health, and sociology.

Health Psychology

Health Psychology
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Author: David F Marks,Michael Murray,Brian Evans,Emee Vida Estacio
Pages: 616
ISBN: 1446242943
Release: 2010-12-20
Editor: SAGE

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The Third Edition of this best-selling 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, this new edition now incorporates research from a fuller range of perspectives including more 'mainstream' health psychology and a wider international focus. Therefore this textbook now provides students with a broader, more rounded understanding of the field than ever before. Key features of the Third Edition: - Four brand new chapters in the book on Theories, Models and Interventions Applied to Sexual Health; Information and Communication; Health Literacy; Community and Alternative Approaches. - Extensive pedagogical features, including chapter outlines and summaries of key ideas, and guidelines for further research. Boxed case studies, tables and figures and cutting edge research are integrated throughout to aid students' understanding of this fascinating field. - New accompanying companion website with a full suite of lecturer materials and online readings for students, as well as discussion blogs and video interviews with the authors. Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice 3e remains an essential book for undergraduate and masters students taking courses in health psychology as well as health promotion, public health, medicine and nursing. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/marks3

Handbook of Health Psychology

Handbook of Health Psychology
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Author: Tracey A. Revenson,Regan A. R. Gurung
Pages: 540
ISBN: 9781351683265
Release: 2018-12-18
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This rich resource provides a thorough overview of current knowledge and new directions in the study of the biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors that affect health, health behavior, and illness. Chapters review the latest theories and research with an emphasis on how research is translated into behavioral medicine interventions. Featuring contributions from top researchers and rising stars in the field, authors provide a theoretical foundation; evaluate the empirical evidence; and make suggestions for future research, clinical practice, and policy. The handbook reflects the latest approaches to health psychology today, including: Emphasis throughout on the socio-cultural aspects of health, including socioeconomic status, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age/developmental stage A new section on emerging areas in health psychology, including behavioral genomics, military veterans' health, and digital health Coverage of prevention, interventions, and treatment in the applications section An expansion of the biopsychosocial model across several levels of analysis, including cultural, macro-social, and cellular factors Sustained emphasis on translating research into practice and policy The handbook considers the intersections of concepts (behavior change), populations (women's and sexual minority health), cultural groups (African American, Asian American, and Latino), risk and protective factors (obesity, coping), and diseases (cancer, diabetes, HIV), making it essential reading for scholars of health psychology, public health, epidemiology, and nursing. Novices to the field appreciate the accessibly written chapters, while seasoned professionals appreciate the book's deep, cutting-edge coverage.

Health Psychology

Health Psychology
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Author: Linda Brannon,Jess Feist
Pages: 608
ISBN: 0534368506
Release: 2000
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Health psychology: an introduction to behavior and health.

Health Psychology

Health Psychology
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Author: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Pages: 547
ISBN: 0226775577
Release: 1987-05-18
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Handbook of Health Psychology
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Author: Tracey A. Revenson,Jerome E. Singer
Pages: 882
ISBN: 9780805864618
Release: 2012
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Health Psychology
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Author: Deborah Fish Ragin
Pages: 516
ISBN: 9780205962952
Release: 2013-12-27
Editor: Pearson Higher Ed

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- A truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of health Health Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Approach uses the social ecological perspective to explore the impact of five systems on individual health outcomes: individual, culture/family, social/physical environment, health systems and health policy. In order to provide readers with an understanding of how health affects the individual on a mental and emotional level, the author has taken an interdisciplinary approach, considering the roles of anthropology, biology, economics, environmental studies, medicine, public health, and sociology. MySearchLab is a part of the Ragin program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students explore health psychology in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. This title is available in a variety of formats - digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. 0133775674 / 9780133775679 Health Psychology Plus NEW MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205962955 / 9780205962952 Health Psychology: an Interdisciplinary Approach to Health

Occupational Health Psychology

Occupational Health Psychology
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Author: Stavroula Leka,Jonathan Houdmont
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1444324160
Release: 2010-03-02
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This ground-breaking textbook is the first to cover the new and rapidly developing field of occupational health psychology. Provides a thorough introduction to occupational health psychology and an accessible overview of the key themes in research and practice Each chapter relates to an aspect of the core education curriculum delineated by the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Written by internationally recognized experts in the field Examines a host of contemporary workplace health issues, including work-related stress; the psychosocial work environment; positive psychology and employee well-being; psychosocial risk management; workspace design; organizational research methods; and corporate culture and health

Health Psychology

Health Psychology
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Author: Annabel Broome
Pages: 498
ISBN: 9781489932280
Release: 2013-11-11
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

ANNABEL K. BROOME The importance of psychological processes in the experience of health and sickness is being increasingly recognized. There is mounting evidence for the role of personal behaviour in current trends of morbidity and mortality, which is reflected in rapid and significant developments in psychological research. Patterns of illness and death have changed in recent years, with concurrent changes in demands on health services, the skills of carers and the adjustments of the sick person. It is within this changing scene that clinical and health psychologists are becoming increasingly involved in applied research into the prevention or alleviation of current health problems. These changes are also influencing the training of health professionals, with behavioural sciences now forming a substantial component of basic curricula in medical schools and other areas of professional training. This book has arisen from this chan ging clinical scene and the need to convey useful psychological principles to care givers. Part One con centrates on the general psychological processes that have relevance in many health settings, in the prevention, alleviation and management of illness, as weIl as current practices in health care delivery. As these developments have been patchy, Part Two focuses on selected specialties that have received attention. This book is not a comprehensive review of work done in all medical specialties, although the structure has been chosen to reflect the prevalent sub divisions of medical teamwork.

Health Psychology Consultation in the Inpatient Medical Setting

Health Psychology Consultation in the Inpatient Medical Setting
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Author: Susan Labott
Pages: 349
ISBN: 1433829614
Release: 2018-09
Editor: American Psychological Association (APA)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book describes how health psychologists can work as consultants to medical teams by helping patients adjust to illness, and assessing and treating common issues, including depression, anxiety, pain, delirium and end of life care.

Women s Health Psychology

Women s Health Psychology
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Author: Mary V. Spiers,Pamela A. Geller,Jacqueline D. Kloss
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9781118415511
Release: 2013-01-14
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Praise for Women's Health Psychology "Women's Health Psychology provides an important overviewand analysis of key issues affecting women's health and well-being... almost every chapter in this volume touches on theimportance of quality of life, not just longevity.... It will serveas a valuable reference for health and mental health providers,researchers, and those in training for professional or researchcareers." —from the Foreword by Nancy E. Adler, PhD, Professor ofPsychiatry, University of California at San Francisco School ofMedicine, Director of the Center for Health and Community Women's Health Psychology is the first comprehensivecollection ever published to consider the developmental,reproductive, and sociocultural contexts of health decision-makingand behavior for women. It provides current, expert advice to helppolicy makers, researchers, and clinicians make the best decisionsconcerning topics including: The Context of Women's Health: history of women'shealthcare, employment and women's health, and the effects ofintimate partner violence Health Challenges: smoking, alcohol, eating disorders,and sleep Reproductive Health: premenstrual dysphoric disorder,the stress of infertility, psychiatric symptoms and pregnancy, andmenopause Disability and Chronic Conditions: women's responses todisability, experiencing cancer, the psychology of Irritable BowelSyndrome, and rheumatic, heart, and Alzheimer's diseases