The SAGE Handbook of Health Psychology
- Stephen Sutton - University of Cambridge, UK
- Andrew Baum - University of Pittsburgh, USA
- Marie Johnston - University of Aberdeen, UK
Its coverage is comprehensive, both traditional and innovative, and reflects the latest in global health psychology research from a wide perspective. This includes the latest work in epidemiology of health and illness, health-related cognitions, chronic illness, interventions in changing health behaviour, research methods in health psychology and biological mechanisms of health and disease. As a result its potential as an authoritative entry point to those new to the discipline as well as those already working inside it is very high. Given its breadth of content and accessibility, the Handbook will be indispensable for advanced students as well as researchers.
Expertly organized by editors of international stature, and authored by a similar team of luminaries in the field, this single volume Handbook is an essential purchase for individuals and librarians worldwide.
Professor Karen Matthews PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Prof. Dr. Ralf Schwarzer
Freie Universität Berlin
Professor Shelley Taylor PhD
Professor Jane Wardle
University College London
Professor Robert West
St. George's Hospital Medical School
"With its refreshing reliance on contributors from outside the US, this handbook offers a more global perspective than most. It also provides more intensive discussion of issues and research than is found in current introductory textbooks. Most of the contributors fill in significant gaps in the research literature on health psychology, making this book especially valuable for those seeking thesis or dissertation topics. . . . Readers will find this handbook both intellectually stimulating and useful."