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Health Psychology

Health Psychology
Theory, Research and Practice

Sixth Edition
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November 2020 | 704 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Health Psychology provides students with the tools they need to evaluate and critically appraise theory and research before it can be applied practically. Using the most up-to-date research available, the sixth edition places an emphasis on the real-world application of health psychology, demonstrating how theory learnt in the classroom influences public policy.  

In this book, David Marks, Michael Murray and Emee Vida Estacio take a holistic approach to health psychology, giving equal weight to the biological, psychological and social factors that impact health behaviour, culture and change. The text presents students with an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the field of health psychology and the new edition contains a brand new chapter on stress, a key topic in health psychology. It is also supported by online resources for students and lecturers, including a range of case studies taken from across the world.

Part 1: Health Psychology in the Context of Biology, Society and Methodology
Chapter 1: Health Psychology: An Introduction
Chapter 2: The Nervous, Endocrine and Immune Systems and the Principle of Homeostasis
Chapter 3: Genetics, Epigenetics and Early Life Development
Chapter 4: Macro-social Influences
Chapter 5: Social Justice
Chapter 6: Culture and Health
Chapter 7: An A–Z of Research Methods and Issues Relevant to Health Psychology
Part 2: Theories, Models, and Interventions for Health Behaviour Change
Chapter 8: Theories, Models and Interventions for Health Behaviour Change
Chapter 9: Sexual Health
Chapter 10: Food, Eating and Obesity
Chapter 11: Alcohol and Drinking
Chapter 12: Tobacco and Smoking
Chapter 13: Physical Activity and Exercise
Part 3: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Chapter 14: Information, Communication and Health Literacy
Chapter 15: Screening and Immunization
Chapter 16: Health Promotion
Chapter 17: Stress and Disease Prevention
Part 4: Illness Experience and Health Care
Chapter 18: Illness and Personality
Chapter 19: Pain and Pain Control
Chapter 20: Cancer
Chapter 21: Coronary Heart Disease
Chapter 22: HIV Infection and AIDS: The Pinnacle of Stigma and Victim Blaming
Chapter 23: Long-term Conditions: Diabetes and ME/CFS
Chapter 24: End-of-Life Care, Dying and Death
Key features

New chapter on Stress
Removal of chapters 15. Lay Representations of health and illness, 19. Medicine taking: adherence and resistance
General reduction in content coverage throughout the book 
Brand new international case studies on the website

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