Health and Human Behaviour

Paperback | November 10, 2012

byKen Jones, Debra Creedy

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This third edition Health and Human Behaviour introduces students in the health professions and biomedical sciences to the different models of thinking around health. Through an examination of psychological, personal and social influences on health, the authors demonstrate that wellness andillness are more than biological states, but are also social and personal events. The text reinforces the links between the theories of health behaviour, and their application in a practical health care setting.

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This third edition Health and Human Behaviour introduces students in the health professions and biomedical sciences to the different models of thinking around health. Through an examination of psychological, personal and social influences on health, the authors demonstrate that wellness andillness are more than biological states, but a...

Ken Jones is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Psychiatry at Monash University and is a recipient of the prestigious ANZAME Award for Achievement in Education. Debra Creedy is a registered nurse with a PhD in Psychology. She is a Professor of Nursing at Griffith University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pagesPublished:November 10, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195577256

ISBN - 13:9780195577259

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Part 1: Foundations of Health and Behaviour1. Who is Sick? Defining and Measuring Illness, Disease and Health2. Childhood and Adolescent Development3. Adult Development and Ageing4. Reactions to Illness5. Understanding Reactions to Chronic IllnessPart 2: Health and Risk Behaviour6. Understanding Health Behaviour7. Thinking about Health Behaviour: Cognition and Health8. How to Change Health Behaviour9. A Complex Example: Eating, Exercise and BodyPart 3: Psychophysiological Aspects of Health10. Understanding Mind and Body Interactions11. A Complex Example: Understanding Pain12. Stress and Trauma13. Coping: How to Deal with StressPart 4: Factors Affecting Health and Behaviour14. Social Influences and Inequalities15. Health Literacy16. Promoting Health and Preventing Illness