Health Psychology: A Textbook (häftad)
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Health Psychology: A Textbook (häftad)

Health Psychology: A Textbook

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Thoroughly revised to reflect recent research, theory and practice in health psychology, this market bestseller includes new coverage of topical issues such as behaviour change strategies, health inequalities, exercise dependence, caffeine use and mens health.

Now organized into five sections, the book follows a health-illness continuum model, covering theory and research related to the context of health, health beliefs and behaviours, becoming ill and being ill, with the final section describing how students can learn to think more critically about all aspects of health psychology. The new edition also includes five new chapters:

 Health inequalities depicts health variation by gender, social class and geography and describes possible explanations for this

 Health promotion describes a wide range of theories and strategies used to change behaviour including CBT, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, fear appeals and the use of technology

 Health access examines patient contact with health professionals, with a focus on help seeking behaviour (and delay), screening, communication and adherence

 Mens health explores gender differences in life expectancy and causes of mortality, mens health related behaviours, their health beliefs, social norms of masculinity and emotional expression

 Being critical offers a detailed analysis of how to be more critical, with a focus on thinking about theory, constructs, methodology and measurement

Many brand new examples are introduced, covering: post traumatic stress symptoms, exercise and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, post traumatic growth and benefit finding, measurement issues for adherence, eating, exercise, social support and coping, visualization and illness cognitions and the response shift.

Health Psychology, 5th edition is essential reading for all students and researchers of health psychology. It will also be invaluable to students of medicine, nursing and allied health.

Jane Ogden writes in an uncomplicated manner but without doing injustice to the complexities of the theories and research being described.
Roger Ingham, Professor of Health and Community Psychology, University of Southampton, UK

Students are provided with clear, up-to-date and accessible information on the major theoretical and empirical issues in health psychology. There are five new chapters and the one on health promotion is particularly impressive.
Ad A. Kaptein, Professor of Medical Psychology, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands




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  1. Det är en komplex bok som tar upp alla viktiga områden...
    JKS, 28 maj 2013

    Det är en komplex bok som tar upp alla viktiga områden i ämnet. Boken är mycket pedagogisk och lättöverskådlig. Olika hälsoterorier och förklaringsmodeller presenteras i detalj. Alla som studerar eller arbetar i människovårdande yrken ha glädje av den.

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Jane Ogden is Professor in Health Psychology at the University of Surrey, UK. Her research explores aspects of health including obesity and eating behaviour, communication in the consultation, and women's health issues. She has a distinguished track record in the field, having established a successful course in health psychology and taught at several leading institutions. Jane is the author of five books and has published over 100 research papers.


preface to the fifth edition

Part 1: The context of health psychology

an introduction to health psychology
Health inequalities

Part 2: Health beliefs, behaviour and behaviour change

health beliefs
Addictive behaviours: Smoking and alcohol and other addictions
Eating behaviour
Health promotion: changing health behaviours

Part 3: Becoming ill

illness cognitions
Accessing health care
Stress and illness

Part 4: Being ill

pain and the placebo effect
HIV and cancer: Psychology through the course of illness
Obesity and coronary heart disease: psychology through the course of illness
Women's health issues
Men's health issues
Measuring health status: from mortality rates to quality of life

Part 5: Reflecting on health psychology

critical health psychology