The Self-regulation of Health and Illness Behaviour
Self-regulation theory focuses on the ways in which individuals direct and monitor their activities and emotions in order to attain their goals. It plays an increasingly important role in health psychology research.
The Self-regulation of Health and Illness Behaviour presents an up-to-date account of the latest developments in the field. Individual contributions cover a wide range of issues including representational beliefs about chronic illness, cultural influences on illness representations, the role of anxiety and defensive denial in health-related experiences and behaviours, the contribution of personality, and the social dynamics underlying gender differences in adaptation to illness. Particular attention is given to the implications for designing effective health interventions and messages. Integrating theoretical and empirical developments, this text provides both researchers and professionals with a comprehensive review of self-regulation and health.
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The self-regulation of health and illness behavior
Namajja khawa lecturer Cavendish university Uganda(MA)
self-regulation will basically focus on the ways in which people will perceive the environment in which they live as being healthy or not. the economic situations in society has presented the concept of self-regulation of health and illness behavior as a sole regulator of health and the definition of illness behavior. in other words unless the society approves certain behavior being ill, then it will seize to be called illness behavior. this is a sociological perspective. the psychological analysis on the other hand, asserts that an individual must guide their own behaviors whether healthy or not as long as that is want they think it is.
Goals and confidence as selfregulatory elements underlying
The commonsense model of selfregulation of health and illness
Representations of chronic illness
Treatment perceptions and selfregulation
Anxiety cognition and responses to health threats
Defensive denial affect and the selfregulation of health threats
Carer perceptions of chronic illness
How gender stereotypes influence selfregulation of cardiac
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The Self-Regulation of Health and Illness Behaviour
Linda Cameron,Howard Leventhal
Limited preview - 2012