An Introduction to Health Psychology

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Pearson Education, 2009 - Psychology - 672 pages
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An Introduction to Health Psychology, second edition provides a stimulating and thorough introduction to the field, helping you to understand how biology, behavior, and social context influence health and illness. The text builds on the success of the first edition and has been thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest research findings including expanded coverage on topics such as death, dying and loss, ageing and lifespan and positive psychology.

Substantially revised chapters include 'The Body in Health and Illness' and 'Pain'. Chapters include valuable pedagogical features such as 'What do YOU think?' boxes, issues boxes, examples of illnesses, new case studies, greater inclusion of cross-cultural issues and policy information, and recommended readings. The text is supported by a companion website which has been significantly extended, and is an invaluable resource which provides you with a useful self-testing facility, flash cards to aid revision and up-to-date weblinks; the website can be accessed by visiting:

An Introduction to Health Psychology, second edition is ideal for students taking a module in health psychology or studying in related fields such as health and social care or nursing.

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