Health Psychology

Health Psychology


  • Author : John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1987-05-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226775577


Health Psychology Book Description :

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....

Assessment in Health Psychology

Assessment in Health Psychology


  • Author : Yael Benyamini
  • Publisher : Hogrefe Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-06
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613344521


Assessment in Health Psychology Book Description :

A thorough and authoritative record of the best available assessment tools in health psychology. Assessment in Health Psychology presents and discusses the best and most appropriate assessment methods and instruments for all specific areas that are central for health psychologists. It also describes the conceptual and methodological bases for assessment in health psychology, as well as the most important current issues and recent progress in methods. A unique feature of this book, which brings together leading authorities on health psychology assessment, is its emphasis on the bidirectional link between theory and practice. Assessment in Health Psychology is addressed to masters and doctoral students in health psychology, to all those who teach healt...

Health Psychology

Health Psychology


  • Author : Annabel Broome
  • Publisher : Nelson Thornes
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 0412551209


Health Psychology Book Description :

Features chapters that address the context of health care provision, stress, and cardiac disorders. This book presents theory first and application second, stressing the need for an understanding of principles before putting psychology into practice....

Foundations of Health Psychology
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Foundations of Health Psychology


  • Author : Howard S. Friedman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-08-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0198031947


Foundations of Health Psychology Book Description :

Health psychology is the scientific study of psychological processes related to health and health care. Although the field is only 25 years old, it has burgeoned into a major scientific and clinical discipline. Health psychology has excellent scientific journals, thousands of scientists and practitioners, and many students. Yet, there has not been a sufficient statement or explication of the foundational concepts upon which this flourishing field is built. Foundations of Health Psychology brings together top experts to provide a much-needed conceptual base for this rapidly expanding field. Rather than take a medical model approach, the volume examines health psychology from a theoretical, conceptual, and psychological perspective. After presenting an...

Health Psychology
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Health Psychology


  • Author : Anthony Curtis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-01-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136841514


Health Psychology Book Description :

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....

Handbook of Health Psychology

Handbook of Health Psychology


  • Author : Tracey A. Revenson
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780805864618


Handbook of Health Psychology Book Description :

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 ...

Health Psychology

Health Psychology


  • Author : Gillian N. Penny
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3718654156


Health Psychology Book Description :

The psychology of health is a rapidly expanding field within psychology. It draws upon a number of areas of psychology for its theoretical base but, whilst the contribution of social and cognitive psychology is widely acknowledged, that of lifespan psychology is perhaps less well recognised. However, a lifespan perspective has much to offer the health psychologist in the search for a more comprehensive understanding of health and illness. This book brings together European, American and Australian researchers whose interests in health psychology can be located within a lifespan context. The book explores the relevance of developmental and ageing processes to such issues as health and illness perception, illness prevention and health promotion, the ex...

The Essentials of Clinical Health Psychology

The Essentials of Clinical Health Psychology


  • Author : Paul Kennedy
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2006-02-22
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470032602


The Essentials of Clinical Health Psychology Book Description :

This selection of carefully chosen chapters from the prestigious Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology focus on the more practical issues that are of particular relevance to the busy practitioner. It is a well-referenced but practical resource, which provides an authoritative, up-to-date guide to empirically validated psychological interventions in health care. Informative and practical: a guide to action An authoritative, critical and evidence based synthesis of knowledge that will guide best practice Easy-to-use format intended for practitioners who want to ensure their practice is state-of-the-art...

The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology


  • Author : Howard S. Friedman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199365098


The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology Book Description :

The flaws in today's healthcare systems and practices are well-documented: millions remain far from optimal health due to a variety of psychological and social factors; large numbers of patients do not fully cooperate with medical advice; errors in medical decision-making -- some stemming from flaws in interpersonal relations -- regularly lead to needless suffering and death. Further, the effects of emotions, personality, and motivation on healing are not well incorporated into traditional medical care. The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology compiles the most relevant scholarship from psychology, medicine, and public health to offer a thorough and authoritative model of the biopsychosocial approach to health. A collection of international contribut...

Health Psychology

Health Psychology


  • Author : David French
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-09-14
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405194617


Health Psychology Book Description :

Now in its second edition, Health Psychology is substantially revised and updated to offer the greatest coverage of this rapidly expanding discipline. Updated edition which provides students with a critical, thought-provoking and comprehensive introduction to the discipline Clearly and critically outlines the major areas of theory and research Chapters written by world-leading health psychologists Includes end-of-chapter discussion points and an extensive glossary of terms...