Health Psychology students will need to understand how to evaluate and critically-appraise the latest theory and research before it can be applied. This fully-revised and updated fourth edition takes a critical approach and places Health Psychology in a real-world context, enabling students to understand how public policy, theory and research can influence communities and individuals alike.
The new edition includes:
- A new chapter on diet and obesity
- Updated material on stress and coping, doctor-patient communication, death, dying, bereavement and quality of life
- Introductions to the social, political and economic conditions that influence our health
- Breadth of coverage from social inequality through to chronic illness and screening
- An enhanced SAGE edge™ companion website (edge.sagepub.com/marks4e) with a suite of features to enhance students' learning experience.
- PowerPoint slides featuring figure and tables from the book
- A testbank that provides a range of multiple choice and text answers
- Learning Objectives for each chapter
- Mobile-friendly eFlashcards which strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts
- Mobile-friendly Interactive quizzes that test the understanding of key chapter concepts
- Links to videos that offer a new perspective on the material covered in the book
Ch 7- food, diets, obesity
Smaller focus on health literacy (no longer whole chapter but part of Communication chapter) – makes more sense for course mapping
Less focus on community approaches- again, wasn’t crucial to course. Instead, more general ‘Health promotion’ chapter
More on Lifespan issues, such as Death, Dying and Bereavement along with Quality of Life
More on Stress and Coping.
More on Doctor-Patient Communication
Key terms set out at the end of chapters (as well as in glossary)
New to c/w:
20 Multiple-Choice Questions and 3 Short-Answer
Questions per chapter for the Instructor’s Manual.
10 Multiple-Choice Questions per chapter for the student
One revised video clip per chapter of authors discussing the key ideas of each
Case studies from book