About the Book
A comprehensive and accessible guide, examining health behaviours by reviewing the key research in this growing field.
Thoroughly revised to reflect recent research, theory and practice in health psychology, this market bestseller includes five new chapters with coverage of topical issues such as behaviour change strategies, health inequalities, exercise dependence, caffeine use and men's health.
Now organized into five sections, the book follows a health-illness continuum model, covering theory and research relating to the context of health, health beliefs and behaviours, becoming ill and being ill with the final section describing how students can learn to think more critically about all aspects of health psychology.
Many brand new examples introduced, covering: post traumatic stress symptoms, exercise and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, post traumatic growth and benefit finding, eating, exercise, social support and coping, visualization and illness cognitions.
Essential reading for all students and researchers of health psychology. It will also be invaluable to students of medicine, nursing and allied health.