Now this popular textbook has been substantially revised and updated to include: Cutting edge research and data Twelve chapters - ideal for term/semester teaching Summaries of psychology theory, clearly explained Involving and thought provoking activities and projects Awareness of the treatment of illness and health issues Exercises which improve the student's therapeutic skills, making it easier to cope with professional demands and personal pressures
"Psychology of Health" is intended for health professional students and practitioners in first or second years of study who have some knowledge of psychology. Students with no prior experience will also be able to gain practical knowledge. Relevant courses include nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, podiatry, and dietetics.
Alder has managed to combine the academic and practical components of the psychology of health in an open and accessible format while maintaining a personal touch. This edition ... can maintain its claim to be cutting edge as well as being more 'participative'. All in all, the book remains a particularly informative and accessible text, suitable for psychology and medical students as well as health professionals.