Retaining the celebrated critical approach that has been a hallmark of this book, the Third Edition now incorporates research from a fuller range of perspectives including more mainstream, evidence-based approaches. The book continues to offer more community psychological and sociological viewpoints on disease prevention and health promotion than any other textbook for this course.
- NEW! Contains four new chapters on Theories, Models and Interventions Applied to Sexual Health; Information and Communication; Health Literacy; and Community and Alternative Approaches.
- Provides community psychological and sociological viewpoints: Rather than focusing on health behaviors from the perspective of the individual only, the book allows students to consider the impact on society, and how communities can respond to health issues.
- Includes extensive pedagogical features: Chapter outlines and summaries of key ideas, guidelines for further research, case studies, tables and figures, are integrated throughout to aid students' understanding of the field.
- NEW! A website with resources for both instructors and students can be found at www.sagepub.co.uk/marks3e.
Key features of the third edition:
- Four brand
new chapters in the book on Theories, Models and Interventions Aplied to Sexual
Health; Information and Communication; Health Literacy; Community Approaches.
pedagogical features, including chapter outlines and summaries of key ideas,
and guidelines for further research. Boxed case studies, tables and figures and
cutting edge research are integrated throughout to aid students' understanding
of this fascinating field.
accompanying companion website with a full suite of lecturer materials,
online readings for students, as well as links to discussion blogs and video interviews with the authors. This can be be found at