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Hodder & Stoughton Educational, 2002 - Psychology - 191 pages

Psychology in Practice is the definitive six-part series on the practical applications of psychology to areas of everyday life, covering crime, education, health, sport, organisations and the environment. Each book in the series examines one unit of the Applications of Psychology section of the OCR syllabus.

The 21st century is an increasingly health-conscious society. The psychology of healthcare is never far from the news, with constant media coverage of the medical profession, the NHS and healthy living. Psychology in Practice: Health looks at how psychological knowledge and methods can be applied to a wide range of issues of health and illness. Topical and relevant, this is essential reading for all those studying the theory and practice of health psychology and medicine.

Key learning aids include:

 a set of key terms for each chapter

 practical exercises

 section summaries and overall main chapter points

 recommended further reading and web sites

 sample examination questions based on OCR specimen materials.


Psychology and medical students and teachers, doctors, nurses, health and safety workers, professionals working within the medical and caring professions and the interested general reader

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Phil Banyard is a chief examiner and a best-selling author

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