Health Psychology: A Textbook

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McGraw-Hill Education, 2007 - Psychology - 489 pages
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“This fourth edition incorporates a number of substantive new topics, including a new chapter on women's health, as well as opportunities for the reader to critically examine key conceptual and methodological issues within each chapter. It remains clearly written and highly accessible and still deserves its place as the number one choice of health psychology textbook.”
– John Weinman, King’s College, London

The market leading textbook in the field, Health Psychology by Jane Ogden is essential reading for all students and researchers of health psychology. It will also be invaluable to students of medicine, nursing and allied health. Retaining the breadth of coverage, clarity and relevance that has made it a favourite with students and lecturers, this fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated.

New Features:

  • New chapter on women's health issues, exploring recent research into pregnancy, miscarriage, birth, menopause and related areas
  • New "Problems" boxes analyse health psychology research and identify the shortcomings and limitations of research in the area
  • Updated "Focus on Research" examples introduce you to contemporary topics and emerging areas for research in health psychology, including exercise, smoking and pain.
  • The new edition includes new data, graphs and further reading plus suggestions about where you can access the most recent publications and other data
  • Revised end-of-chapter review questions
Online Learning Centre:

The OLC hosts web links and multiple choice questions for students, plus supporting teaching resources including teaching tips and PowerPoint presentations for lecturers.

Interested in accessing more research readings? Essential Readings in Health Psychology by Jane Ogden is a new collection of key papers brought together for the first time in one volume which complements Health Psychology: A Textbook 4/e and offers more detailed accounts of the issues covered in this text.

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Health beliefs
Illness cognitions
Health professional patient communication and the role of health

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About the author (2007)

Jane Ogden is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Surrey, UK. Her research interests include eating behaviours, obesity, health communication and women's health.

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