Essential Readings in Health Psychology

Paperback | December 1, 2007

byJane Ogden

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Essential Readings in Health Psychology is a new collection of key papers brought together for the first time in a single volume which complements Jane Ogden’s bestselling textbook, Health Psychology.

The reader focuses on the key areas highlighted by the British Psychological Society as central to health psychology, providing an ideal resource for any undergraduate or postgraduate course in health psychology as well as for students of medicine, nursing and allied health.

The papers have been carefully selected from a range of prestigious international journals including American Psychologist, the British Medical Journal, Psychology and Health, Psychosomatic Medicine, Health Psychology and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Each of the twenty-nine papers employs different theories and methods which offer a different perspective from within one of five broad areas:

  • The context of health psychology
  • Health behaviours
  • Health care
  • Stress and health
  • Chronic illness The papers offer case examples of health psychology work that illustrate what health psychology research can (and cannot) achieve. They are framed by editorial discussions which will help students to understand the context, meaning and contribution of each paper to the discipline of Health Psychology as a whole. The complete papers are published, including their reference lists, so they can be used to develop reading lists and recommend further reading.

    This book can be used independently or along side the introductory text, Health Psychology. Each book contains a cross-referenced list of chapters from the other, in order that lecturers and students can easily find clear evidence-based examples of key theories, models and methods being used in practice.

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Essential Readings in Health Psychology is a new collection of key papers brought together for the first time in a single volume which complements Jane Ogden’s bestselling textbook, Health Psychology. The reader focuses on the key areas highlighted by the British Psychological Society as central to health psychology, providing an ideal...

Jane Ogden is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Surrey, UK. Her research explores aspects of health including obesity and eating behaviour, communication in the consultation and women’s health issues.

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Table of Contents

Introduction and overview

Choosing the papers
The structure of this book
How to use this book

Section 1: The context of health psychology

Mokdad, A.H., Marks, J.S., Stroup, D.F., & Gerberding, J.L. (2004). Actual causes of death in the United States, 2000. JAMA, 10; 29:1238-45.

Kaplan, R.M. (1990). Behaviour as the central outcome in health care, American Psychologist, 45: 1211-20.

Section 2: Health behaviours

Theoretical debates
Explaining behaviour
Changing behaviour

Sutton, S (1998). Predicting and explaining intentions and behaviour: how well are we doing? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28, 1317-38.

Ogden, J. (2003). Some problems with social cognition models: a pragmatic and conceptual analysis, Health Psychology, 22(4): 424-8.

West, R. (2005). Time for a change: putting the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) model to rest. Addiction, 100, 1036-1039.

Armitage, C. J. (2005). Can the Theory of Planned Behaviour predict the maintenance of physical activity? Health Psychology, 24 (3), 235-245.

Murgraff, V., White, D., and Phillips, K (1999). An application of protection motivation theory to riskier single occasion drinking. Psychology and Health, 14, 339-350.

DiClemente, C.C., Prochaska, J.O., Fairhurst, S.K. et al. (1991) The process of smoking cessation: An analysis of precontemplation, contemplation, and preparation stages of change, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 59: 295-304.

Wardle, J., and Beales, S. (1988). Control and loss of control over eating: an experimental investigation. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 97, 35-40.

Woodcock, A., Stenner, K., & Ingham, R. (1992). Young people talking about HIV and AIDS: Interpretations of personal risk of infection. Health Education Research: Theory and Practice, 7, 229-34.

Jones, S. L., Jones, P. K. & Katz, J. (1988). Health belief model intervention to increase compliance with emergency department patients. Medical Care, 26, 1172-1184.

Gollwitzer, P.M., & Sheeran, P. (2006). Implementation intentions and goal achievement: A meta-analysis of effects and processes. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 38, 69-119.

Section 3: Health care

Illness cognitions

Roter, D.L., Steward, M., Putnam, S.M. et al. (1997) Communication pattern of primary care physicians, Journal of the American Medical Association, 277:350-6.

Mead, N. and Bower, P. (2000). Patient centredness: a conceptual framework and review of empirical literature. Social Science and Medicine, 51: 1087-110.

Marteau, T.M., Senior, V., Humphries, S.E., Bobrow, M., Cranston, T., Crook, M.A., Day, L., Fernandez, M., Horne, R., Iversen, A., Jackson, Z., Lynas, J., Middleton-Price., H., Savine, R., Sikorski, J., Watson, M., Weinman, J., Wierzbicki, A. S., Wray, R. (2004). Psychological impact of genetic testing for familial hypercholesterolemia within a previously aware population: A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 128 A, 285-293.

Horne, R and Weinman. J. (2002). Self regulation and self management in Asthma: exploring the role of illness perceptions and treatment beliefs in explaining non adherence to Preventer medication. Psychology and Health, 17, 17-32.

Simpson SH, Eurich DT, Majumdar SR, Padwal RS, Tsuyuki RT, Varney J, & Johnson JA (2006). A meta-analysis of the association between adherence to drug therapy and mortality. British Medical Journal. Jul 1;333(7557):15.

Section 4: Stress and health

Everson, S.A., Lynch, J.W., Chesney, M.A. et al. (1997) Interaction of workplace demands and cardiovascular reactivity in progression of carotid atherosclerosis: population based study, British Medical Journal, 314: 553-8.

Pereira, D.B., Antoni, M. H., Danielson, A., Simon, T., Efantis-Potter, J., Carver, C.S., Durán, R.E.F., Ironson, G., Klimas, N., & O'Sullivan, M. J. (2003). Life Stress and Cervical Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions in Women with Human Papillomavirus and Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65 (1), 1-8.

Ebrecht, M., Hextall, J., Kirtley, L.G., Taylor, A., Dyson, M., & Weinman, J. (2004). Perceived stress and cortisol levels predict speed of wound healing in healthy male adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 29, 798-809.

Pennebaker, J.W. (1997). Writing about emotional experiences as a therapeutic process, Psychological Science, 8(3):162-6.

Petrie, K.J., Booth, R.J. and Pennebaker, J.W. (1998). The immunological effects of thought suppression, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75: 1264-72.

Section 5: Chronic illness

Eccleston, C., Morley, S., Williams, A., Yorke, L. and Mastroyannopoulou, K. (2002). Systematic review of randomised controlled trials of psychological therapy for chronic pain in children and adolescents with a subset meta-analysis of pain relief, Pain, 99(1-2): 157-65.

Smith, JA. (in press) Pain as an assault on the self: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the psychological impact of chronic benign low back pain. Psychology and Health

Taylor, S.E. (1983). Adjustment to threatening events: A theory of cognitive adaptation, American Psychologist, 38: 1161-73.

Petrie, K.J.,Cameron, L.D., Ellis, C.J., Buick, D. & Weinman, J. (2002). Changing illness perceptions after myocardial infarction: an early intervention randomized controlled trial. Psychosomatic Medicine, 64, 580-586.

Antoni, M.H., Carrico,A. w., Duran ,R.E., Spitzer, S., Penedo, F., Ironson, G., Fletcher, M.A., Klimas, N. & Schneiderman, N. (2006). Randomized clinical trial of cognitive behavioral stress management on human immunodeficiency virus viral load in gay men treated with highly active anti retroviral therapy. Psychosomatic Medicine, 68, 143-151.

Ogden, J., Clementi, C. & Aylwin, S. (2006). The impact of obesity surgery and the paradox of control: A qualitative study. Psychology and Health, 21(2), 273-293.

Rapkin, BD and Schwartz, CE. (2004). Towards a theoretical model of quality of life appraisal: Implications of findings from studies of response shift. Health and quality of life outcomes. 2, 14.