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Health Psychology
Theory, Research and Practice

Sixth Edition
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November 2020 | 704 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Health Psychology provides students with the tools they need to evaluate and critically appraise theory and research before it can be applied practically. Using the most up-to-date research available, the sixth edition places an emphasis on the real-world application of health psychology, demonstrating how theory learnt in the classroom influences public policy.  

In this book, David Marks, Michael Murray and Emee Vida Estacio take a holistic approach to health psychology, giving equal weight to the biological, psychological and social factors that impact health behaviour, culture and change. The text presents students with an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the field of health psychology and the new edition contains a brand new chapter on stress, a key topic in health psychology. It is also supported by online resources for students and lecturers, including a range of case studies taken from across the world.

 
Part 1: Health Psychology in the Context of Biology, Society and Methodology
 
Chapter 1: Health Psychology: An Introduction
 
Chapter 2: The Nervous, Endocrine and Immune Systems and the Principle of Homeostasis
 
Chapter 3: Genetics, Epigenetics and Early Life Development
 
Chapter 4: Macro-social Influences
 
Chapter 5: Social Justice
 
Chapter 6: Culture and Health
 
Chapter 7: An A–Z of Research Methods and Issues Relevant to Health Psychology
 
Part 2: Theories, Models, and Interventions for Health Behaviour Change
 
Chapter 8: Theories, Models and Interventions for Health Behaviour Change
 
Chapter 9: Sexual Health
 
Chapter 10: Food, Eating and Obesity
 
Chapter 11: Alcohol and Drinking
 
Chapter 12: Tobacco and Smoking
 
Chapter 13: Physical Activity and Exercise
 
Part 3: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
 
Chapter 14: Information, Communication and Health Literacy
 
Chapter 15: Screening and Immunization
 
Chapter 16: Health Promotion
 
Chapter 17: Stress and Disease Prevention
 
Part 4: Illness Experience and Health Care
 
Chapter 18: Illness and Personality
 
Chapter 19: Pain and Pain Control
 
Chapter 20: Cancer
 
Chapter 21: Coronary Heart Disease
 
Chapter 22: HIV Infection and AIDS: The Pinnacle of Stigma and Victim Blaming
 
Chapter 23: Long-term Conditions: Diabetes and ME/CFS
 
Chapter 24: End-of-Life Care, Dying and Death
Key features

New chapter on Stress
Removal of chapters 15. Lay Representations of health and illness, 19. Medicine taking: adherence and resistance
General reduction in content coverage throughout the book 
Brand new international case studies on the website

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