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Health Psychology
Revisiting the Classic Studies

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November 2023 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Health Psychology: Revisiting the Classic Studies reflects and expands upon 13 of the most innovative contributions to the field from researchers such as Friedman and Rosenman, Marmot, Kiecolt-Glaser, and Ajzen. This book will familiarise you with the classic studies, spanning a period from the 1950s to 2010s, and show you how they continue to apply to the world today.

Revisiting the Classic Studies is a series of texts that introduces readers to the studies in psychology that changed the way we think about core topics in the discipline today.  It provokes students to ask more interesting and challenging questions about the field by encouraging a deeper level of engagement both with the details of the studies themselves and with the nature of their contribution. Edited by leading scholars in their field and written by researchers at the cutting edge of these developments, the chapters in each text provide details of the original works and their theoretical and empirical impact, and then discuss the ways in which thinking and research have advanced in the years since the studies were conducted.

Mark Tarrant is Professor at the University of Plymouth
Martin S. Hagger is Professor at the University of California, Merced and Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro) at University of Jyväskylä.
Martin S. Hagger and Mark Tarrant
Chapter 1: Introduction
Mark Conner and Paul Norman
Chapter 2: Models of Health Behavior: Revisiting Ajzen (1998)
Warren Mansell
Chapter 3: Control Theory: Revisiting Carver and Scheier (1982)
Robert A.C. Ruiter, Evelyne de Leeuw, Rik Crutzen, and Gerjo Kok
Chapter 4: The Ecological Approach: Revisiting Sallis, Cervero, Ascher, Henderson, Kraft, and Kerr (2006)
Fabio Sani
Chapter 5: Stress and Health: Revisiting Cohen, Tyrrell, and Smith (1991)
John Weinman, Elizabeth Broadbent, and Roger Booth
Chapter 6: Psychoneuroimmunology: Revisiting Kiecolt-Glaser, Marucha, Malarkey, Mercado, and Glaser (1995)
Nick Haslam and Roderick D. Buchanan
Chapter 7: Personality and Health: Revisiting Friedman and Rosenman (1959)
Benjamin Schüz
Chapter 8: Health Inequalities: Revisiting Marmot, Rose, Shipley, and Hamilton (1978)
Jolanda Jetten, Sarah V. Bentley, and Tarli Young
Chapter 9: Social Networks and Health: Revisiting Berkman and Syme (1979)
Linda D. Cameron
Chapter 10: Fear Appeals and Illness Perceptions: Revisiting Leventhal et al. (1965)
Felicity L Bishop
Chapter 11: Placebo Effects: Revisiting Kirsch (1985)
Marie Johnston
Chapter 12: Behavior Change: Revisiting Michie et al. (2013)
Anke Karl
Chapter 13: Psychotherapeutic Interventions: Revisiting Pennebaker, Kiecolt-Glaser, and Glaser (1988)
Ryan J. Goffredi, Christopher A. Sanders, Kennon M. Sheldon, and Laura A. King
Chapter 14: Positive Psychology: Revisiting Seligman, Steen, Park, and Peterson (2005)

Mark Tarrant

Mark Tarrant is Professor of Psychology at the University of Plymouth, UK. His work focuses on the development and evaluation of group-based behaviour change interventions for supporting health. He has published more than 70 articles and book chapters, including in leading international journals (e.g., Psychological Science, Health Psychology Review), and has been funded by major research councils (e.g., NIHR, MRC, ESRC) and charities (e.g., Stroke Association). More About Author

Martin S. Hagger

Martin S. Hagger is Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Merced, Professor (Behaviour Change) in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and Adjunct Professor and Research Consultant in the School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University. His research applies social cognition and motivational theory to predict, understand, and change health behaviours. He has published over 400 articles, chapters, and books, and served as editor of major scholarly peer-reviewed journals. More About Author

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