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Author Lyons, Antonia C.

Title Health psychology : a critical introduction / Antonia C. Lyons and Kerry Chamberlain
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006


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Description viii, 454 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents 1 Locating the field : introducing health psychology -- 2 Thinking about health and the body -- 3 Choosing lifestyles -- 4 Controlling the body -- 5 Becoming ill -- 6 Comprehending bodily experience -- 7 Interacting with health professionals -- 8 Treating illness -- 9 Being ill -- 10 Dying -- 11 Relocating the field : critical health psychology
Summary "Health Psychology: A Critical Introduction aims to provide students with a stimulating alternative to the textbooks currently available by placing the discipline within the context of the social world and encouraging them to question some of the assumptions and values underlying much current research. A comprehensive survey of the discipline is provided, framed within a lifespan approach, and emphasising social-cultural factors such as gender, ethnicity and social-economic status. All major topics are covered, including health behaviours, health promotion, coping strategies, stress, biomedical and biopsychosocial models of health and illness, chronic illnesses, psychoneuroimmunology, disability, pain, and patient-provider communication. Each topic is situated within its social and cultural context and constantly linked back to real-world experience. Chapters include valuable features such as research updates, learning objectives and recommended readings. This book will be an invaluable resource for students of health psychology across a range of disciplines including psychology, anthropology and health studies."--BOOK JACKET
Notes New Zealand authors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-429) and indexes
Subject Clinical health psychology.
Author Chamberlain, Kerry.
LC no. 2006280153
ISBN 0521808987