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Published by Blackwell in association with the British Psychological Society, Health Psychology in Practice provides a comprehensive overview of the UK professional Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology. An essential text for professional training in health psychology, both for trainees and teachers and supervisors contributing to health psychology courses. Published in association with the British Psychological Society. Covers the core competencies necessary for qualification as a health psychologist. Includes sections on professional issues, research, consultancy and interventions, teaching and training and other professional roles. The final chapter contains a series of individual commentaries on health psychology training in a variety of countries, which will be of great interest to an international audience. The editors helped to establish the British Psychological Society’s health psychology professional training programme.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Susan Michie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2008-04-15
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780470693216

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Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Psychology - Clinic and Health Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, grade: 1,3, University of Derby (Institut fur Psychologie), course: Health Psychology, language: English, abstract: This literature review is going to critically evaluate health psychology theories and research in order to explain type 2 diabetes patients' experiences with SM (D2ESM); and will argue that these are influenced by a complex interaction of multiple psychological factors. The following broad themes were identified from reviewing the literature: Patients' needs, characteristics and interventions. Before discussing these in detail, it will be outlined how models of illness cognitions and health beliefs are applied in the bespoken topic."

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Author: Sebastian A. Wagner
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Release: 2011-04
File: 36 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783640896585

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A truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of health, Health Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Approach uses the social ecological perspective to explore the impact of five systems on individual health outcomes: individual, culture/family, social/physical environment, health systems and health policy. In order to provide readers with an understanding of how health affects the individual on a mental and emotional level, the author has taken an interdisciplinary approach, considering the roles of anthropology, biology, economics, environmental studies, medicine, public health, and sociology.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Deborah Fish Ragin
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-07-22
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317350637

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Author: Mel Reed Bev Lloyd
Publisher:
Release: 2018
File: 330 Pages
ISBN-13: 1788823389

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In 1976, a small group of psychologists urged that more research be done on aspects of health and health care outside the domain of mental health. Today, health psychology is one of the fastest growing divisions of the American Psychological Association; journals and textbooks in increasing numbers are another signal of rapid growth in this field.

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Genre: Medical
Author: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 1987-05-18
File: 547 Pages
ISBN-13: 0226775577

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Sarafino draws from the research and theory of many disciplines in order to show psychologists how psychology and health affect each other.Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions, 8th Edition is updated to include new research and data. New discussions are included on health care systems. Significant new information is also presented on prevention and intervention, especially for teens' risky behaviors. In addition, international examples are included to broaden the psychologist's view of health issues around the world and highlight what works in the field.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Edward P. Sarafino
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2014-01-13
File: 542 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118425206

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The new edition of Health Psychology is the perfect introduction to this rapidly developing field. Throughout the book, the psychological processes that shape health-related behaviours, and affect core functions such as the immune and cardiovascular systems, are clearly explained. These relationships provide the foundation for psychological interventions which can change cognition, perception and behaviour, thereby improving health. The book is split into five sections, and builds to provide a comprehensive overview of the field: the biological basis of health and illness stress and health coping resources: social support and individual differences motivation and behaviour relating to patients Extensively revised to include new material on behavioural change, the role of stress, resilience and social support, recovery from work, and the care of people with chronic disease, the book also includes a range of features which highlight key issues, and engage readers in applying what we have learned from research. This is essential reading for any undergraduates studying this exciting field for the first time, and the perfect primer for those embarking on postgraduate study.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Charles Abraham
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2016-04-14
File: 296 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317690528

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Considered the most comprehensive handbook in the field, this rich resource reviews the biological, psychological, and social factors that affect health, health behavior, and illness. Many chapters review the latest theories and research while others illustrate how research is translated into clinical and community interventions to improve physical health and emotional well-being. Chapters examine health behavior processes within the social contexts in which we live, including family, social, and cultural communities. The handbook cuts across concepts (behavior change), populations (women's health), risk and protective factors (obesity) and diseases, making it appropriate for a variety of readers from various fields. Featuring contributions from the top researchers and rising stars in the field, each author provides a theoretical foundation, evaluates the empirical evidence, and makes suggestions for future research, clinical practice, and/or policy. Novices to the field appreciate the accessibly written chapters, while seasoned professionals appreciate the book's deep, cutting edge coverage. Significantly updated throughout, the new edition reflects the latest approaches to health psychology today: greater emphasis on translating research into practice and policy more on the socio-cultural aspects of health including socioeconomic status, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and aging two new sections on risk and protective factors for disease and another on social and structural influences that affect health more on prevention, interventions, and treatment in the applications section an expansion of the bio-psycho-social model across several levels of analysis, including cultural, macro-social, and cellular factors. The book opens with the field's central theories, emphasizing the interaction of biological and social systems. Part II reviews the mechanisms that help explain the link between health and behavior across diseases and populations. The all new Part III focuses on variables that lead to the onset of major diseases or that are instrumental in promoting health. Part IV, also new to the second edition, highlights social and structural influences on health. The book concludes with applications of research to specific illnesses and medical conditions. The Handbook serves as a text in graduate or upper level undergraduate courses in health psychology taught in psychology, public health, medical sociology, medicine, nursing, and other social and allied health sciences. Its cutting edge, comprehensive coverage also appeals to researchers and practitioners in these fields.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Tracey A. Revenson
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2012
File: 882 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780805864618

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A thorough and authoritative record of the best available assessment tools in health psychology. Assessment in Health Psychology presents and discusses the best and most appropriate assessment methods and instruments for all specific areas that are central for health psychologists. It also describes the conceptual and methodological bases for assessment in health psychology, as well as the most important current issues and recent progress in methods. A unique feature of this book, which brings together leading authorities on health psychology assessment, is its emphasis on the bidirectional link between theory and practice. Assessment in Health Psychology is addressed to masters and doctoral students in health psychology, to all those who teach health psychology, to researchers from other disciplines, including clinical psychology, health promotion, and public health, as well as to health policy makers and other healthcare practitioners. This latest volume in the series Psychological Assessment – Science and Practice provides a thorough and authoritative record of the best available assessment tools and methods in health psychology, making it an invaluable resource both for students and academics as well as for practitioners in their daily work.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Yael Benyamini
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
Release: 2015-06
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781613344521

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This simple and concise introduction to the psychology of health is the perfect text for students new to the area. Topics covered include health policy and epidemiology, genetic factors in disease, the experience of illness as a patient, beliefs and attitudes, stress, pain and healthy lifestyles.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Anthony Curtis
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2002-01-04
File: 206 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781136841514

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