`Frances Aboud, a seasoned international health psychologist, argues for a cross-disciplinary approach to cross-cultural health. The book offers a concise, practical, and well written, overview of this nascent field. I found it though-provoking, inspiring and a pleasure to read' -Social Science & Medicine
What do we know about health in other countries? How can we use explanations from health psychology to understand health issues around the world? This volume uses health psychology to compare health issues faced by people in developing and developed countries.
Taking a broad social science perspective, Frances E Aboud brings mainstream health psychology concepts to bear on the problems of international health. She also: integrates findings from psychology with literature from other disciplines such as epidemiology, education, anthropology and nursing; and brings cross-cultural issues to bear on concepts and theories in health psychology. International health statistics and social science research methods applied to health in developing countries are also discussed.