Offering a clear, unbiased and balanced perspetive, Health Psychology provides a comprehensive and up to date introduction to the field. Shelley Taylor, one of the foremost researchers in health psychology, has thoroughly revised the text to incorporate the latest research findings. This edition offers increased pedagogy and a more concise presentation. The result is a text that conveys the increasing sophistication and complexity of the field in a manner that is accessible and exciting to undergraduates. The flexible organization and emphasis of many relevant areas of psychology make Health Psychology, 4e appropriate for courses in Health Psychology, Health and Human Behavior, and allied health and pre-med/pharmacy programs. The text takes a social psychological perspective that provides clear explanations of biological, psychological and social factors in health issues reinforced with cases that illustrate important points. A variety of theoretical perspectives are incorporated as they relate to particular health problems.
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PART ONE INTRODUCTION Two Carriers
The Biopsychosocial Model in Been Ignored?
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