The new edition of Health Psychology is the perfect introduction to this rapidly developing field. Throughout the book, the psychological processes that shape health-related behaviours, and affect core functions such as the immune and cardiovascular systems, are clearly explained. These relationships provide the foundation for psychological interventions which can change cognition, perception and behaviour, thereby improving health.
The book is split into five sections, and builds to provide a comprehensive overview of the field:
the biological basis of health and illness
stress and health
coping resources: social support and individual differences
motivation and behaviour
relating to patients
Extensively revised to include new material on behavioural change, the role of stress, resilience and social support, recovery from work, and the care of people with chronic disease, the book also includes a range of features which highlight key issues, and engage readers in applying what we have learned from research.
This is essential reading for any undergraduates studying this exciting field for the first time, and the perfect primer for those embarking on postgraduate study.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
`This is an incredibly useful text, suitable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in Health Psychology. It covers all of the core issues in contemporary Health Psychology, and the authors have combined expertise which spans the many different facets of the discipline that are covered in this book.' Dr Michael Smith, Northumbria University, UK