Applied Topics in Health Psychology

Applied Topics in Health Psychology


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This selection of in-depth, critical and comprehensive chapters on topical issues in applied health psychology features the work of key researchers and practitioners in the Australasian health system and deals with both theoretical and methodological aspects of the subject. * The first health psychology text aimed specifically at regional postgraduate trainees * Covers an array of topics and issues and focuses on applied aspects of clinical health and health promotion * Includes both specialized topics and new frontiers of research * Contextualizes health psychology teaching and learning for Australasian students

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  • Paperback | 558 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 26mm | 861.82g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • New.
  • 1119971934
  • 9781119971931
  • 224,823

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"Applied Topics in Health Psychology" provides students and trainees in clinical health and health promotion with a selection of topical chapters by prominent Australian health psychologists who are working in the field as researchers, educators, and clinicians. With in-depth, critical and comprehensive examination of specialized topics in health psychology, it addresses both theoretical and methodological considerations and also elucidates applied techniques to illustrate a particular evidence-based therapy or approach. Its discrete sections cover core topics in health psychology, from substance use and misuse to enhancing health behaviors and adjusting to chronic illness. Offering a much-needed contextualization of health psychology for Australasian students, this is a valuable fresh resource for postgraduate trainees, and with its state-of-the-art coverage of a broad range of issues it will be required reading for Health College members as well as a range of practitioners working in related fields.

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About Marie Louise Caltabiano

Marie Louise Caltabiano is Associate Professor of Psychology in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at James Cook University, Australia. With 20 years of teaching experience in clinical health psychology, she is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association, and co-author of Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions (Wiley, 2008), the Australasian adaptation of Sarafino's Health Psychology. Lina Ricciardelli is Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at Deakin University, Australia, and chairs the College of Health Psychologists in the Australian Psychological Society. She has published more than 100 papers on health psychology, developmental psychology, and substance use.

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