The Psychology of Health and Health Care (4th Edition)

 
9780137030323: The Psychology of Health and Health Care (4th Edition)
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The essential Canadian text for teaching Health Psychology in Canada.

 

The Psychology of Health and Health Care, 4th edition, introduces the field of health psychology and will explain how you can apply psychological concepts to health care delivery in Canada.  It will not only give you thorough and current coverage of all major topics in Health Psychology in a unique, engaging and readable style, but also provides the critical advantage of being the only ground-up Canadian text available in a subject area that demands Canadian statistics, references and content.

        Updated to include the latest research and statistics, a new section on ethics, and new pedagogical features, The Psychology of Health and Health Care is a valuable resource for Canadian students, instructors and practitioners of psychology, nursing, medicine, public health and epidemiology.

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Some Features of the Fourth Edition

·        NEW Enhanced layout and pedagogy with learning objectives; summaries, and review questions for each chapter

·        NEW topics:

o       Personality and Stress (Chapter 3)

o       Behaviour and Cognitive Therapy (Chapter 3)

o       Stress and Cancer (Chapter 4)

o       Bio-Mechanisms and the Immune System (Chapter 4)

o       The Calgary-Cambridge Observation Guide (Chapter 5)

o       Preparation for Surgery (Chapter 6)

o       The Psychology of Colonoscopy (Chapter 6)

About the Author:

Gary Poole is an Associate Professor in the School of Population and Public Health in the Faulty of Medicine and a Senior Scholar in the Centre for Health Education Scholarship at the University of British Columbia. From 2000 to 2010 he was the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth and the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at UBC. He has won an excellence in teaching award from SFU and a 3M Teaching Fellowship. At UBC he has received two teaching awards, plus a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for contributions to Higher Education and Lifetime Achievement Award from STLHE. His research interests include medical education research and health psychology.

 

Deborah Hunt Matheson is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Vancouver Island University. Her research program focuses on what motivates people to commit to an exercise program.

 

David Cox is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include sports and human performance, health and health-risk behaviour, forensic issues, and risk taking. He teaches courses in health psychology, sport psychology, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and intervention.

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