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The Health Psychology Reader - David F. Marks

The Health Psychology Reader

By: David F. Marks (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2002
ISBN: 9780761972716
Number Of Pages: 388

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The Health Psychology Reader is designed to complement and support the recent textbook Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice by David F. Marks, Michael Murray, Brian Evans and Carla Willig (SAGE, 2000). It can also be used as a stand-alone resource given its didactic nature. The Reader explores key topics within the health psychology field with incisive introductions to each section by the Editor and includes a selection of the most important theoretical and empirical published work.

`This book was an absolute joy to read and offers a comprehensive review of health psychology.... This book should become a classic - necessary reading for students in all branches of health. Nursing students will find it invaluable, but other students - and their teachers - will also find it very useful. SAGE have added a valuable and important text to their already impressive list, and Marks can be complimented on his scholarly organisation of complex topics into an accessible and readable whole. No library should be without it and serious students should invest in a copy of their own' - Health Matters

Health Psychology's Development, Definition And Contex
Behavioral Health's Challenge to Academic, Scientific and Professional Psychology
Redefining Health Psychology
Matarazzo Revisited
The Need for a New Medical Model
A Challenge for Biomedicine
Theoretical Tensions in Biopsychosocial Medicine
The Rhetoric and Reality of Psychosocial Theories of Health
A Challenge to Biomedicine
Theories In Health Psychology
Social Foundations of Thought and Action
A Social Cognitive Theory
Emotion Narratives
A Radical New Research Approach
The Role of Theory in HIV Prevention
Unravelling the Mystery of Health
How People Manage Stress and Stay Well
Some Observations on Health and Socio-Economic Status
Health Behaviour And Experience
Context and Coping
Toward a Unifying Conceptual Framework
An Ecological Approach to the Obesity Pandemic
Moving towards Active Living
Understanding the Contextual Nature of Barriers to Physical Activity
Conditional Versus Unconditional Risk Behaviour Estimates in Models of AIDS-related Risk Behaviour
Health and Romance
Understanding Unprotected Sex in Relationships Between Gay Men
Health Beliefs, Explanations, Communications, Education And Promotion
Cultural Diversity in Causal Attributions for Illness
The Role of the Supernatural
Illness Perceptions
A New Paradigm for Psychosomatics?
Consumer/Provider Communication Research
A Personal Plea to Address Issues of Ecological Validity, Relational Development, Message Diversity and Situational Constraints
From Analysis to Synthesis
Theories of Health Education
A New Evidence Framework for Health Promotion
Critical Health Psychology
Critical Approaches to Health Psychology
Theorizing Health and Illness
Functionalism, Subjectivity and Reflexivity
A Discourse-Dynamic Approach to the Study of Subjectivity in Health Psychology
Health Psychology, Embodiment and the Question of Vulnerability
Possible Contributions of a Psychology of Liberation
Whither Health and Human Rights?
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ISBN: 9780761972716
ISBN-10: 0761972714
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 1st April 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.67