HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: A TEXTBOOK PB

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Health Psychology: A Textbook is a major new contribution to the teaching and study of this rapidly expanding discipline. It provides a truly and comprehensive guide to all of the major topics of health psychology, including health beliefs, doctor/patient communication, smoking and alcohol use, obesity, exercise, sex, stress, screening, pain and chronic illness. Health Psychology: A Textbook is designed specifically with the needs of teachers and students in mind. It can form the basis for a complete health psychology course, and each chapter has been designed as the reading for a lecture. It uses several special features to aid both teaching and teaming: Focus on Research sections use specific research papers to illustrate how to test a theory, and how to turn theory into practice. Assumptions in Health Psychology sections highlight the major assumptions underlying health psychology. Their implications are explored in the concluding chapter. Overview sections provide a clear outline of the structure, aims and key points of each chapter. Questions for Discussion in each chapter can be used to simulate discussion or to structure work and revision. Figures and diagrams are used extensively, putting essential, up-to-date information at the students fingertips. Further Reading suggests where students can find more information and further discussion of key issues. UK and European research is included alongside material from the USA to give a balanced global focus to the text. There is also a Glossary which describes the key methodological terms used in the book. The Introduction provides a historical and theoretical framework within which to study health psychology, and outlines how to make best use of this textbook. Health Psychology: A Textbook focuses on psychological theory, examining how this theory has been applied, and how research can be used to influence and structure practice. It will be essential reading for all students and of medicine, nursing and allied health courses.

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Jane Ogden studied for a PhD in eating behaviour at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. She then became a lecturer in health psychology at Middlesex University where she set up a health psychology course. Jane is Reader in Health Psychology at Guy's, King's and St. Thomas's School of Medicine, University of London, where she carries out research into health related behaviours and teaches health psychology to both medical and psychology students.

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"...a comprehensive overview of psychological knowledge inrelation to health and illness. I particularly liked the book's emphasis on theoretical explanations of health behaviour. The clear and accessible style of writing and the way theory is applied through illustrative examples make this book very useful for teaching purposes." - Ad Kaptein, Editor Psychology and Health "Jane Ogden has succeeded in producing a very clear, readable and up-to-datecritical overview of health psychology with a refreshing European focus." - John Weinman, UMDS Guy's and St Thomas's "Jane Ogden has produced a superb source-book of information for nurses and other health professionals...Although this is a textbook, I found it easy to become engrossed in it as an interesting book in its own right...The book is extremely well produced and attractively packaged. It is also priced at a level that is likely to make it popular with, and accessible to, a wide range of readers...If you are looking for a good way into the topic of health psychology, you need look no further."- Nursing Times "...a great achievement..an excellent textbook. It should be recommended to all who are interested in an up-to-date overview of health psychology." - Journal of Health Psychology "...a welcome addition...It is highly recommended for anyone organising courses on health psychology."- De Psycholoog "...works particularly well as a textbook as it is clearly laid out, incorporates chapter overviews, provides questions and discussion points, and draws on extensive research from around the world." - Journal of Epidemiology and Community Care "...a comprehensive and well written introduction to general health psychology." - Journal of Advanced Nursing "...now that Jane Ogden's book has been published I feel that health psychology has finally come of age." - Psychology Teaching Review.

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