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Health Psychology
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Health Psychology
Theory, Research and Practice

Third Edition


December 2010 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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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.

Key Features:

  • 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.

 

 
PART ONE: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY IN CONTEXT
 
Health Psychology: An Introduction
 
The Macro-Social Environment and Health
 
Social Inequalities, Social Justice and Health
 
Culture and Health
 
A-Z of Research Methods in Health Psychology
 
PART TWO: HEALTH BEHAVIOUR AND EXPERIENCE
 
Theories, Models and Interventions Applied to Sexual Health
 
Food, Eating and the Environment
 
Alcohol and Drinking
 
Tobacco and Smoking
 
Physical Activity and Exercise
 
PART THREE: HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION
 
Information and Communication
 
Stress and Coping
 
Screening and Immunization
 
Health Literacy
 
Community Approaches within Health Psychology
 
PART FOUR: ILLNESS EXPERIENCE AND HEALTH CARE
 
Lay Representations of Illness
 
Illness and Personality
 
Medicine-Taking: Adherence and Resistance
 
Pain
 
Cancer and Chronic Diseases

Too high of a level for 300-level.

Professor Christopher Beasley
Psychology Dept, Washington College
January 6, 2015

This book is a great text for a wide range of health-related courses. For our Undergraduate students there are chapters that have relevance at various points in their training. It is an easy read and the companion website further develops the learning. Lecturer slides are an added bonus.

Mrs Coralie Roll
School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of East Anglia
November 25, 2014

This is an excellent introductory text to ‘Foundations in Health Promotion’, a core module of the MSc Public Health and Health Promotion. This book will be adopted as essential reading.

Mrs Ruth Hopkins
Health and Human Sciences, Swansea University
October 3, 2014

Good bridging between psychology and research models. Good idea of pointing out which chapters contribute to what aspects of health psychology (Chapters 1-15 for us). Clear diagrams and explanations, great outline of the chapter to come. Will work well with Biddle & Mutrie, 2008.

Miss Hanna Storey
Sport and Public Services, NEW College Pontefract
June 30, 2014

A good introductory text relevant for students on "Introduction to Health behaviours" module. Ihntroduces key concepts that are relevant throught the degree.

Dr Peter Leadbetter
Health & Social Care, Edge Hill University
May 16, 2014

Excellent text for MSc Health Psychology students as an introduction to the range of topics across the course. I have recommended it in the course handbook.

Dr Elizabeth Jenkinson
Health and Life Sciences, The University of the West of England
January 30, 2014

This book gives a nice introduction into the field of health psychology. It is clearly wriiten, and includes important background descriptions from a psychological viewpoint of health, health behaviour and health promotion.

Dr Elisabeth Dorant
Fac: Health, Medicine & Life Sciences, Maastricht University
December 16, 2013

Excellent text which will support our undergraduates in understanding this subject area.

Miss Taryn Gordon
School of Health Professions, Brighton University
October 30, 2013

Excellent tex Excellent insight into health psychology, theory and practice.

Miss Sharron Stillyards
health and social care, northlindsey college
August 27, 2013

Good coverage of material + humanistic bent + low price compared to comparable books for Health Psych.

Dr Christopher Harshaw
Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University - Bloomington
August 18, 2013
Key features

Key features of the Third Edition:

  • Four brand new chapters in the book on Theories, Models and Interventions Aplied to Sexual Helth; Information and Communication; Health Literacy; Community and Alternative Approaches.
  • Extensive 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.
  • New accompanying companion website with a full suite of lecturer materials and online readings for students. This can be be found at www.sagepub.co.uk/marks3e.
  • More integration of traditional mainstream perspectives throughout the book.

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.
  • Extensive
    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.
  • New
    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
    www.sagepub.co.uk/marks3e.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Health Psychology: An Introduction


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David F. Marks

DAVID F. MARKS was born in Petersfield, England and lives in Provence, France. David graduated from the University of Reading and completed his PhD in mathematical psychology at the University of Sheffield. He held positions at the University of Otago, New Zealand and at University College London. He served as Head of the School of Psychology at Middlesex Polytechnic, and as Head of the Department of Psychology at City, University of London, UK. As a Visiting Professor, he carried out research in the Department of Neurosurgery at Hamamatsu School of Medicine and at the Department of Psychology,  at Kyushu University, in Japan, at the... More About Author

Michael Murray

MICHAEL MURRAY is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Keele University, UK, where he was Head of the School of Psychology. Previously, he was Professor of Social and Health Psychology at Memorial University, Canada, and held positions at St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London, UK and at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. He has published over 200 books, chapters, journal articles and reports on various issues in social and health psychology. His previous books include Smoking Among Young Adults (1988, with L. Jarrett, A.V. Swan and R. Rumen), Qualitative Health Psychology: Theories and Methods (1999, with K. Chamberlain) and... More About Author

Brian Evans

BRIAN EVANS is a Visiting Lecturer at Middlesex University, UK, having previously served there as programme leader of the MSc degree in Health Psychology. Brian has also held positions at City University and the University of Sussex, UK, and at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He is interested in the analysis of psychological research and theory in its socio-political context and his previous publications include IQ and Mental Testing: An Unnatural Science and Its Social History (1981, with B. Waites). Brian is an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Health Psychology. More About Author

Emee Vida Estacio

EMEE VIDA ESTACIO is a chartered psychologist, author, speaker, life transformation and health promotion specialist. Originally from the Philippines, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (magna cum laude) from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and her MSc and PhD in Health Psychology at City University London. She previously held positions at the University of East London and Keele University. Emee specialises in health promotion and community development and has facilitated action research projects in some of the most deprived areas in the UK and in the Philippines. As a scholar activist, she became actively involved... More About Author

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