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Well-Being in a Diverse World

Fifth Edition


August 2023 | SAGE Publications, Inc
About Health Psychology: Well-Being in a Diverse World, Fifth Edition

The Fifth Edition of Health Psychology: Well-being in a Diverse World guides students through the key determinants of behavior, such as family, environment, ethnicity, and religion. Each chapter delves into the biological foundations of health, presents interdisciplinary case studies, and integrates personality and social psychological theories, fostering a comprehensive grasp of the subject.

About Health Psychology - Vantage Learning Platform, Fifth Edition

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Health Psychology: Well-Being in a Diverse World, Fifth Edition is offered in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support.  

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KEY FEATURES OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, FIFTH EDITION

New to this Edition:
  • Enhanced cultural emphasis, highlighting the significant role of culture in predicting health outcomes.
  • In-depth exploration of diverse perspectives, featuring contributions from five women scholars of different nationalities, ethnicities, and theoretical backgrounds. Contributing authors to this edition are Dr. Kathleen Bogart, Amanda ElBassiouny, Deepti Karkhanis, Melissa Oxlad, and Aurora Sherman.
  • Updated art work to ensure sensitivity to diverse populations.
  • Updated content to incorporate new research and increased material on diverse populations.
  • Expanded coverage on East Asian participants and diverse cultural approaches to health.
  • New photographs, figures, and graphs, with current examples from recent news events.
Key Features:
  • A unique focus on context—including culture, religion, age, gender, family values, and the region of the country in which one was raised—emphasizes the important role it plays in understanding the precedents of health and health behaviors.
  • Researcher Spotlight features connect chapter research with brief biographical information about the researchers themselves to show how varied and diverse the research contributions are.
  • Measuring Up sections allow students to conduct self-assessments based on measurement tools from the literature, making the material more personally relevant and memorable.
  • Ponder This sections pose questions that prompt students to think about chapter content in relation to their own lives.
  • Essential readings offer further readings comprised of classic articles in the field or contemporary research studies regarding some of the material most cited by health psychologists.
  • Chapter summaries and lists of key terms, concepts, and people give students the opportunity to easily review the material.

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