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Health psychology

Health psychology

Weinman, John; Kaptein, A. A. (Adrian A.)

Health Psychology is a textbook providing students with a critical, thought–provoking introduction to this rapidly expanding discipline, covering health, illness and healthcare. A textbook giving a critical, thought–provoking introduction to the rapidly expanding discipline of health psychology. Written by some of the world s leading health psychologists. Divided into three sections on Health and Illness Behavior, Process and Outcome in Illness, and Health Care Contexts and the Practice of Health Psychology. Each chapter stands alone as an overview of a particular area. At the same time, all of the contributions have been carefully edited to make the book fully cohesive and integrated. Includes an in–depth introduction by the editors to the field of health psychology and the volume as a whole. Supported by evidence from research studies drawn from around the world

Book. English.
Published Malden, Mass.; Oxford: BPS Blackwell, c2004
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Ad Kaptein and John Weinman
ISBN: 0631214410, 0631214429, 9780631214410, 9780631214427
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: x, 424 p : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subject: Clinical health psychology.

Contents

  1. Part I: Introductory Overview.
  2. 1. Health Psychology: Some Introductory Remarks. (Ad Kaptein and John Weinman).
  3. Part II: Health and Illness Behaviour.
  4. 2. Health–Related Behaviour: Prevalence and Links with Disease. (Andrew Steptoe and Jane Wardle).
  5. 3. Social Cognition Models and Health Behaviour. (John de Wit and Wolfgang Stroebe).
  6. 4. Illness–Related Cognition and Behaviour. (Linda D. Cameron and Rona Moss–Morris).
  7. Part III: Process and Outcome in Illness.
  8. 5. Stress. (Ad Vingerhoets).
  9. 6. Coping. (Lynn B. Myers, Stanton P. Newman, and Kazuyo Enomoto).
  10. 7. Social Support. (Ralf Schwarzer, Nina Knoll and Nina Rieckmann).
  11. 8. Pain and Symptom Perception. (Suzanne M. Skevington).
  12. 9. Chronic Illness. (Denise de Ridder).
  13. 10. Quality of Life. (Hannah McGee).
  14. Part IV. Health–care Contexts and the Practice of Health Psychology.
  15. 11. Communication In Medical Encounters. (J. M. Bensing and P. F. M. Verhaak).
  16. 12. Hospitalization and Stressful Medical Procedures. (Claus Vögele).
  17. 13. Primary Prevention. (Brian Oldenburg and Nicola W. Burton).
  18. 14. Psychological Interventions in Patients with Chronic Disease. (Paul Bennett).
  19. 15. Worksite Health Promotion. (Stan Maes and Margot van der Doef).
  20. 16. Professional Practice and Issues in Health Psychology. (Susan Michie).
  21. Index.

Author note

Ad Kaptein is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology as applied to Medicine at the Leiden University Medical Centre. He is involved with

Psychology & Health (Editor–in–Chief, 1992 2000), and the

European Health Psychology Society (President, 2000 2002). His main research areas are self–regulation and self–management of chronic illness, in particular with regard to respiratory disorders. He has written and edited a large number of research papers, chapters and books in the field of health psychology.

John Weinman is Professor of Psychology as applied to Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry in the University of London. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and has played a major role in the development of academic and professional health psychology in the UK. His main research areas are cognition and health, communication and decision–making in health care, stress, wound healing and recovery from surgery, and self–regulation and self–management in chronic illness. He was the founding editor of Psychology & Health and has edited and written a large number of books, chapters and research papers in the field of health psychology.

Description

Health Psychology provides students with a critical, thought–provoking introduction to this rapidly expanding discipline. Written by some of the world s leading health psychologists, it clearly and critically outlines the major areas of theory and research. The textbook is divided into three sections, covering Health and Illness Behaviour, Process and Outcome in Illness, and Health Care Contexts and the Practice of Health Psychology. Within this structure, each chapter is authored by a leading expert in the subject, and stands alone as an overview of a particular area. All of the contributions have been carefully edited to make the book fully cohesive and integrated. The editors also provide an in–depth introduction to the field of health psychology and the volume as a whole.

Reviews

"Health psychology has developed rapidly as a discipline over the past 25 years and this book gives a very valuable contemporary view of the area. The editors and authors are world experts in their fields and they offer a well–organised overview of the empirical evidence, theoretical approaches and opportunities for intervention in behaviour relevant to health, illness and healthcare."

Prof Marie Johnston, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen <!––end––>

"This book is a comprehensive and refreshing summary of the health psychology literature by a series of distinguished contributors. The book successfully unites a broad spectrum of information in an engaging format. This volume is an essential resource for the graduate health psychology student and an invaluable reference for those wanting up–to–date information on the health psychology field." Dr Keith Petrie, University of Auckland, New Zealand

"Health Psychology offers a well–structured, state–of–the–art overview of the major theoretical, empirical, and practical issues, written by leading international experts. It is an indispensable companion for students, researchers and practitioners. Health Psychology is an essential volume that moves the field another step ahead." Wilmar Schaufeli, PhD, Director of the Research Institute Psychology & Health, Utrecht University

"Written by a team of internationally known writers and researchers in the field, this book stands out from other textbooks of health psychology. The opening chapter alone ought to be mandatory reading for anyone contemplating health psychology as a career and those in related professions, while the ensuing chapters give new interest to the major issues in current mainstream health psychology. This is a timely and welcome contribution to the discipline." Sandra Horn, School of Psychology, University of Southampton

"This volume constitutes a major step forward in the development of health psychology as a science and as a professional discipline by giving an up to date and thorough overview of the field, often with a refreshing European flavour. It offers a number of useful features like mentioning key studies for a certain area and proposing ′discussion points′." Prof Dr Jan Vinck, Limburgs Universitair Centrum, Belgium

"This comprehensive collection provides an authoritative overview of current thinking in health psychology research. A team of leading and predominantly European researchers map out the state of the science in an accessible and informative style." Prof Charles Abraham, Department of Psychology, University of Sussex

"Health Psychology is another very good textbook that has much to offer those with an interest in health psychology ... The content is densely packed, but the ′Chaper Outline′ and ′Key Concepts′ at the beginning of each chapter ensure that finding particular information is quick and easy ... The book has a contemporary feel to it, referring to up–to–date studies and ideas. Many of the chapters are thoughtful and critical, and often acknowledge current difficulties and shortcomings." Emma Dures, University of the West of England, Psychology, Health and Medicine, February 2005, 10(1): 122–124

"This is another in the excellent series of textbooks produced by Blackwell and deals in this case with a relatively new field that studies psychological processes in health, illness and healthcare." Scientific and Medical Network Review, Summer 2005

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Health Psychology provides students with a critical, thought–provoking introduction to this rapidly expanding discipline. Written by some of the world s leading health psychologists, it clearly and critically outlines the major areas of theory and research. The textbook is divided into three sections, covering Health and Illness Behaviour, Process and Outcome in Illness, and Health Care Contexts and the Practice of Health Psychology. Within this structure, each chapter is authored by a leading expert in the subject, and stands alone as an overview of a particular area. All of the contributions have been carefully edited to make the book fully cohesive and integrated. The editors also provide an in–depth introduction to the field of health psychology and the volume as a whole.