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Title The psychology of health : an introduction / edited by Marian Pitts and Keith Phillips
Edition Second edition
Published London : Routledge, 1998


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  616.0019 Pit/Poh 1998  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 410 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Introduction. 1. An introduction to health psychology. 2. Psychophysiology, health and illness. 3. Stress and coping -- Pt. 2. Patient Behaviour and the Management of Illness. 4. The medical consultation. 5. The experience of treatment. 6. Pain: psychological aspects -- Pt. 3. Health Issues. 7. Social drugs: effects upon health. 8. The primary prevention of AIDS. 9. Decision making for contraception and abortion. 10. Essential hypertension. 11. Coronary heart disease. 12. Diabetes. 13. Nutrition, exercise and health. 14. Cancer -- Pt. 4. Wider Social Issues. 15. Child health, illness and family influences. 16. Social circumstances, inequalities and health
Summary Completely revised and updated second edition of this classic text which contains additional chapters on cancer, nutrition and exercise, social drugs and the impact of social inequalities upon health
Notes Previous ed.: 1991
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-389) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Clinical health psychology.
Medicine and psychology.
Health Behavior.
Attitude to Health.
Behavioral Medicine.
Disease -- psychology.
Author Phillips, Keith, 1951-
Pitts, Marian, 1948-
LC no. 97040283
ISBN 041515023X (cased)
0415150248 (paperback)
Other Titles Taylor & Francis Psychology ebooks