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Health Psychology

Health Psychology
Theory, Research and Practice

Third Edition

August 2011 | 616 pages | SAGE South Asia
A companion website is available for this text

The third edition of this best-selling textbook has been thoroughly updated and revised to make it even more essential for course teaching. Retaining the celebrated approach of previous editions in examining critical perspectives in health psychology, this new edition now incorporates research from a fuller range of perspectives including more `mainstream` health psychology and a wider international focus. Therefore this textbook now provides students with a broader, more rounded understanding of the field than ever before.

Key features of the third edition:

- Four brand new chapters in the book on Theories, Models and Interventions Applied 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.
- Accompanying companion website with a full suite of lecturer materials, online readings for students, as well as discussion blogs and video interviews with the authors. This can be found at
- Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice 3e remains an essential book for undergraduate and masters students taking courses in health psychology as well as health promotion, public health, medicine and nursing. 

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
Theories, Models and Interventions Applied to Sexual Health
Food, Eating and the Environment
Alcohol and Drinking
Tobacco and Smoking
Physical Activity and Exercise
Information and Communication
Stress and Coping
Screening and Immunization
Health Literacy
Community Approaches within Health Psychology
Lay Representations of Illness
Illness and Personality
Medicine-Taking: Adherence and Resistance
Cancer and Chronic Diseases

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David F. Marks

DAVID F. MARKS served as Head of the School of Psychology at Middlesex Polytechnic, and as Head of the Department of Psychology at City University, London, UK.  Previously David held positions at the University of Sheffield, UK, and at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His other books include The Psychology of the Psychic (1980, with R. Kammann), Theories of Image Formation (1986), Imagery: Current Developments (1990, with J.T.E. Richardson and P. Hampson), The Quit For Life Programme: An Easier Way to Stop Smoking and Not Start Again (1993), Improving the Health of the Nation (1996, with C. Francome), Dealing With Dementia:... More About Author

Michael Murray

MICHAEL MURRAY is Professor of Psychology at the University of Keele, UK.  Previously he was Professor of Social and Health Psychology in the Division of Community Health, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada and Michael held positions at St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London, UK and at the University of Ulster, Ireland. His previous books include Smoking Among Young Adults (1988, with L. Jarrett, A.V. Swan and R. Rumen) and Qualitative Health Psychology: Theories and Methods (1999, with K. Chamberlain). Michael is Associate Editor of Psychology & Health and an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Health Psychology... 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 Lecturer in Psychology at Keele University. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in psychology (magna cum laude) at the University of the Philippines and her MSc and PhD in health psychology at City University London. Emee specializes 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 in supporting activities for Oxfam, the Association for International Cancer Research, CRIBS Philippines and Save the Children UK. Emee is a steering group member of Health... More About Author

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ISBN: 9788132107491