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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.
This product provides a comprehensive and balanced coverage of health psychology from an Australian and international perspective, one of the only health psychology texts on the market to do so. With coverage across all mainstream health topics with analyses and evaluations of contemporary issues, the authors present issues then introduce theory and research evidence to assess the relevant interventions. In addition to the original European focus, the authors believed a comprehensive Australian-focused textbook is required; one that covered some of the health issues unique to Australia. The vast rural and regional areas, indigenous populations, and the high immigrant population, all present particular challenges to our health system that are important to understand and address. The overall aim of this product is to provide a comprehensive Australian textbook which is firmly grounded in both theory and empirical evidence, with sufficient breadth of material for introductory students, but also sufficient research depth to benefit final-year students or those conducting a health psychology project. Additionally, this product Has respected and updated/current content, mapped to industry standards and delivered in a range of customisable formats and affordable price points. Can be used in both majors and non-majors across Psychology, Nursing, Allied Health and Social Work in First Year undergraduate courses.
This text offers a multidisciplinary approach, covering the social, clinical and biological concerns around issues in health psychology. It presents a balanced treatment of the basic research, including applied issues, theory, assessment, treatment and biopsychological and clinical approaches. This edition includes: expanded coverage of the changing health environment; the growing importance of prevention; and updated coverage of cancer research and psycho-neuroimmunology.
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The book integrates psychological theory with the practice of health and clinical psychology in the hospital and in the broader context of health care. It considers both clinical interventions and those of a non-clinical nature that also impact on patients and health-care workers.
For over 20 years, HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH has remained a leader in the field for its scholarship, strong and current research base, and balanced coverage of the cognitive, behavioral, and biological approaches to health psychology. Appreciated by instructors -- and accessible and appealing to a wide-range of students, including non-majors -- this classic text features a concise writing style, ample pedagogy, and numerous visuals. This edition is updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, and includes many 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.
Now in its second edition, Health Psychology is substantially revised and updated to offer the greatest coverage of this rapidly expanding discipline. Updated edition which provides students with a critical, thought-provoking and comprehensive introduction to the discipline Clearly and critically outlines the major areas of theory and research Chapters written by world-leading health psychologists Includes end-of-chapter discussion points and an extensive glossary of terms

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