Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Open University Press
Количество страниц: 528
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Health Psychology: A Textbook has made a major contribution to the teaching and study of this rapidly expanding discipline. The second edition provides a truly accessible and comprehensive guide to all of the major topics in health psychology. It includes a new chapter on the measurement of health status and new sections on professional issues, recent developments in social cognition models, body dissatisfaction and dieting, causes of obesity and the measurement of pain. In addition, it has been revised and updated throughout to take account of recent research. The introduction provides a historical and theoretical framework within which to study health psychology, and outlines how to make best use of this textbook. The book focuses on psychological theory and how it has been applied in the area of health. It explores how research can be used to influence and structure practice. A particular strength is the strong coverage of European research, as well as the US research which...