Health and Human Behaviour

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Oxford University Press, 2003 - Medical - 222 pages
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Introduction to the psychology of health and illness. Examines how our environment, behaviour, beliefs, and emotions affect our health, and how our health affects the environment and our behaviour. Looks at reactions to illness, development and change in health behaviour, how to change health behaviour, cognition and health beliefs, vulnerability and capability, human development and health, psyche and soma (mind and body), coping with stress, influences and inequalities in culture, society, and family and the prevention of illness and promotion of health. Includes case studies, glossary, references and index. Author is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne, and winner of the 1999 ANZAME Award for Achievement in Education.

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Contents

Who is Sick? Defining and Measuring Illness Disease and Health
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Reactions to Illness
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Development and Change
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