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This book has become a classic in the field - sophisticated, accessible and interesting. It is of great use to students, teachers and practitioners of Health Psychology world wide.
This is a remarkable book. It is exceptionally complete, thoughtful, and deep. It avoids the superficial accounting of many texts and does not shy away from controversy. It is fully rooted in today’s science of health psychology.
A very nice introductory text that takes a biopsychosocial approach to health and illness, and recognizes the importance of culture, health literacy, and issues such as racism and health inequities/disparities that continue to impact disadvantaged communities.
Like other textbooks, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of health psychology. Unlike other books however, this one takes a holistic-systems approach to health, and uses the novel concept of the Health Onion to do so: The myriad determinants of health are presented as different layers – biological, familial, behavioral, neighborhood, social and cultural – that must be scientifically-examined and peeled away to understand health.
Just as the Journal of Health Psychology is not like any other journal in the field, this new edition of David Mark’s "Health Psychology” textbook is different from all the other textbooks in the field. It will broaden your perspectives as it educates your mind.
Combines really broad scope (eg consideration of social context) with relatively deep and up-to-date consideration of issues. Really useful as an overview of the area of health psychology.
Very useful for Access students who are intending to study Nursing, Social Work or Mental Health in Higher Education. A very comprehensive account of research methods and professional practice
This in-depth text supports a wide variety of contemporary topics, many of which have received recent media coverage. The inter-disciplinary relevance is striking and the well-informed yet accessible style allows for a cover-to cover read, or the chance to dip into relevant sections as needed. A superb addition to any bookshelf or book list.
Sally Tazewell, Lecturer in Early Years and Early Childhood Studies, University Centre Weston
Excellent comprehensive guide
This text is essential for students, it offers up to date information on policy and theory and how it can be applied to practical application. Students can use the text to understand the detriments of health allowing them to develop their knowledge and understanding on how these can influence individuals or communities
Very detailed and easy to read. Relates well to course teaching on both level 3 and level 4 health and social care units
Clear, well-structured book very useful to support lecture notes for those studying health psychology. It goes beyond the usual concepts and models, with key studies, international case studies and future research recommendations clearly highlighted.
An excellent easy to read health psychology book which applies theory to practice throughout the book. Highly recommended.
Using as an optional recommended text but not required
Good supporting evidence for lay perspectives and complementary medicines
The Department of Psychology at the University, South Africa, is currently of developing a new MA (Counselling, Exercise and sport Psychology) programme. One of the focus areas will be health psychology in conjunction with exercise psychology. This textbook is comprehensive and will form an integral part of the programme.
This books provides an excellent account of some of the major health issues facing people in UK society today. The book will help students develop their understanding for health psychology, and provide insight into serious health issues.
This is a really helpful text that covers a wide range of the topics and issues nursing students need to be familiar with in order to understand how health and illness is perceived by patients and their families. Being a large text its has the scope to cover many of the key themes in a good degree of detail as well as being accessible enough to dip in and out of.
excellent book for the course. Highly recommended
A well-written and informative text on health psychology that underpins later modules in health promotion.