Health Psychology

Health Psychology : Theory, Research and Practice

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Health psychology students will need to understand how to evaluate and critically-appraise the latest theory and research before it can be applied. This fully-revised and updated Fifth Edition takes a critical approach and places health psychology in a real-world context, enabling students to understand how public policy, theory and research can influence communities and individuals alike.

The new Fifth Edition includes:

9 new and expanded chapters
Updated material on stress and coping, doctor-patient communication, death, dying, bereavement and quality of life
Introductions to the social, political and economic conditions that influence our health
Breadth of coverage from social inequality through to chronic illness and screening

This book also comes with access to fantastic online resources including multiple choice quizzes, case studies, test banks and slides that can be easily integrated into your institution's virtual learning environment or learning management system. This allows you to customize and curate content for use in module preparation, delivery and assessment. For instructions on how to upload the resources you want, please visit the Instructors' page or alternatively, contact your local SAGE sales representative.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 832 pages
  • 195 x 265 x 43.18mm | 4,310g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 1526408244
  • 9781526408242
  • 85,113

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Health psychology: an introduction
Chapter 2: The Nervous, Endocrine and Immune Systems, and Principle of Homeostasis
Chapter 3: Genetics, epigenetics and lifespan development
Chapter 4: Macro-social influences
Chapter 5: Social justice
Chapter 6: Culture and health
Chapter 7: A_Z of research methods and issues in health psychology
Chapter 8: Theories, models and interventions
Chapter 9: Sexual health
Chapter 10: Food, diets and obesity
Chapter 11: Alcohol and drinking
Chapter 12: Tobacco and smoking
Chapter 13: Physical activity and exercise
Chapter 14: Information, communication and health literacy
Chapter 15: Lay representations of health and illness
Chapter 16: Screening and immunization
Chapter 17: Health promotion
Chapter 18: Illness and personality
Chapter 19: Medicine taking: adherence and resistance
Chapter 20: Pain and pain control
Chapter 21: Cancer
Chapter 22: Coronary heart disease
Chapter 23: HIV/AIDS
Chapter 24: Chronic conditions
Chapter 25: End of life care
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Marks and colleagues' capacity to provide a global perspective, while including elements of social justice, with a consideration of the social and political determinants of health, makes this text an invaluable companion when introducing undergraduates to the field of health psychology. -- Nancy L. Worsham An essential text for both graduate and undergraduate health psychology courses, the authors elegantly and comprehensively explore health psychology in the 21st century. The fifth edition further advances a critical perspective on health while introducing readers to emerging issues such as long-term conditions and end-of-life care. -- Christopher Godfrey
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About David F. Marks

DAVID F. MARKS was born in Petersfield, England and lives in Provence, France. David graduated from the University of Reading and completed his PhD in mathematical psychology at the University of Sheffield. He held positions at the University of Otago, New Zealand and at University College London. He served as Head of the School of Psychology at Middlesex Polytechnic, and as Head of the Department of Psychology at City, University of London, UK. As a Visiting Professor, he carried out research in the Department of Neurosurgery at Hamamatsu School of Medicine and at the Department of Psychology, at Kyushu University, in Japan, at the Universities of Oregon and Washington, in the USA, and taught health psychology at the University of Cambridge, UK, and Tromso, in Norway. In addition to five previous editions of this book, David has published 25 books including: The Psychology of the Psychic (1980, with R. Kammann), Theories of Image Formation (1986), Imagery: Current Developments (1990, with J.T.E. Richardson and P. Hampson), The Quit For Life Programme: An Easier Way to Stop Smoking and Not Start Again (1993), Improving the Health of the Nation (1996, with C. Francome), Dealing with Dementia: Recent European Research (2000, with C.M. Sykes), The Psychology of the Psychic (revised edition, 2000), The Health Psychology Reader (2002), Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology (2004, with L. Yardley), Overcoming Your Smoking Habit (2005), Obesity: Comfort vs. Discontent (2016), Stop Smoking Now (2017), A General Theory of Behaviour (2018) and The Psychology of the Paranormal: Exploring Anomalous Experience (2020).

MICHAEL MURRAY is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Keele University, UK, where he was Head of the School of Psychology. Previously, he was Professor of Social and Health Psychology at Memorial University, Canada, and held positions at St Thomas' Hospital Medical School, London, UK and at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. He has published over 200 books, chapters, journal articles and reports on various issues in social and health psychology. His previous books include Smoking Among Young Adults (1988, with L. Jarrett, A.V. Swan and R. Rumen), Qualitative Health Psychology: Theories and Methods (1999, with K. Chamberlain) and Critical Health Psychology (2004, 2015). He also edited with Kerry Chamberlain the collection New Directions in Health Psychology (Vols. 1-5) (2015) and with Liz Peel and Carol Holland Psychologies of Ageing: Theory, Research and Practice (2018). Michael has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Psychology and of Psychology and Health and an editorial board member of Health Psychology Open, Health Psychology Review, Psychology, Health and Medicine and Arts and Health. He was Chair of the Health Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association for which he edited Canadian Health Psychologist/Psychologue Canadien de la Sante and a founding member of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Canadian Psychological Association and the Academy of Social Sciences. In 2017 he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society. His current research interests include the use of participatory and arts-based methods to promote social engagement among older people.

EMEE VIDA ESTACIO is a chartered psychologist, author, speaker, life transformation and health promotion specialist. Originally from the Philippines, she completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology (magna cum laude) from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and her MSc and PhD in Health Psychology at City University London. She previously held positions at the University of East London and Keele University. Emee specialises in health promotion and community development and has facilitated action research projects in some of the most deprived areas in the UK and in the Philippines. As a scholar activist, she became actively involved in supporting activities for Oxfam, the Association for International Cancer Research, CRIBS Philippines and Save the Children UK. In addition to previous editions of this book, Emee is also the author of the "Psychology in Your Life" Book Series (2019), including titles such as "The Imposter Syndrome Remedy", "Change Your Life for Good", and "Fear is Not My Enemy". She also sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Health Psychology, Health Psychology Open, and Community, Work and Family.
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