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Describe, Predict, InterveneFor courses in Health Psychology found in Nursing and Allied Health Departments, as well as in Psychology Departments. Introduction to Health Psychology in Australia provides comprehensive, balanced and up-to-date coverage of health psychology from an Australian and international perspective. The text covers all mainstream health psychology topics – such as risk behaviour, stress and illness, family life and public health – with analyses and evaluations of contemporary issues such as cross-cultural dimensions of health and illness, biological systems, lifespan influences and the impact of illness on family carers. Following the approach that describing, predicting and intervening are the goals of health psychologists, the authors present issues, then introduce the theory and research evidence and assess the relevant interventions. Health promotion across the lifespan is discussed throughout the text.
Covering health psychology, this text includes the topics: health inequalities; health risk behaviour; health enhancing behaviour; the body in health and illness; stress and illness moderators; managing stress; pain; and the impact of illness on patients and their families.
"Introduction to Health Psychology in Australia 2nd edition provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of health psychology from an Australian and international perspective. The text covers all mainstream health psychology topics including risk behavious, stress and illness, family life and public health. Health promotion is discussed throughout."--Back cover.
This fourth edition retains the highly praised approach of previous editions, with each chapter providing an overview of the theory and research before moving on to explore applications and intervention practice. The primary goals of health psychologists are to describe, predict and then to intervene and this book continues to reflect that process.
For over 20 years, Brannon and Feist’s HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH has remained a leader in the field of health psychology for its scholarship, strong and current research base, and balanced coverage of the cognitive, behavioral, and biological approaches to health psychology. Accessible and appealing to a wide-ranging student audience--including non-majors--this reader-friendly text has enjoyed enduring success. Instructors and students alike will appreciate the concise writing style, ample pedagogy, and visual program in this classic approach to the teaching and learning of health psychology. Now extensively updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, the new Seventh Edition features a stronger emphasis on diversity, additional information on complementary and alternative medicine, coverage of the latest research and cutting-edge technology, and new real-world examples selected for their interest and relevance to today’s students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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