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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Health Psychology

ISBN 9780230249455
Publication Date October 2010
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Insights in Psychology series

This introduction to health psychology is an invaluable resource for students looking to go beyond the basics in their studies. It includes sections on the influences of health behaviour and approaches to health promotion, as well as providing an overview of key health issues such as stress and eating disorders.

KAREN RODHAM is Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Bath, UK and a practising Health Psychologist at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, UK.

Introduction and Overview.- What is Health Psychology?.- PART ONE: HEALTH BEHAVIOUR.- What is Health Behaviour?.- Influences on Health Behaviour.- Explaining Health Behaviour: Cognitive Models.- PART TWO: HEALTH PROMOTION.- What is Health Promotion?.- How is Health Promotion Evaluated?.- PART THREE: EXAMPLES OF HEALTH ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY.- Stress.- Coping with Stress.- Eating Behaviour.- Treating/Managing Anorexia, Bulimia, Obesity.


"Health Psychology by Karen Rodham is a well written, engaging and easily accessible text which caters for those undertaking A levels as well as those new to health psychology at the undergraduate level. It provides a fascinating 'tour' of the field of health psychology and illustrates the range and application of psychological theory to many diverse health issues."- Neil S. Coulson, Associate Professor of Health Psychology, University of Nottingham
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