Psychology and Health Promotion

Paperback | September 1, 1997

byPaul Bennett

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* What part do behavioural and psychological factors play in the health of an individual?

* Which theories contribute to health promotion at the individual and community level?

* How effective are such interventions in improving people's health?

Psychology and Health Promotion is the first book to set out in clear and authoritative terms the role of psychological theory in health promotion. It adopts both structuralist and social regulation models of health and health promotion, considering the significance of psychological processes in each case. The authors examine how behaviour and the social environment may contribute to health status and how psychological processes may mediate the effect of environmental conditions. They go on to consider the theory underlying interventions that are aimed at individuals and large populations, and the effectiveness of attempts to change both individual behaviour and the environmental factors that may contribute to ill-health.

This highly approachable volume is structured as a textbook and includes a summary and further reading at the end of each chapter, as well as a substantial bibliography. It is designed to provide an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in health psychology, clinical psychology and social psychology as well as students and practitioners in health and social welfare, including health promotion.

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* What part do behavioural and psychological factors play in the health of an individual? * Which theories contribute to health promotion at the individual and community level? * How effective are such interventions in improving people's health? Psychology and Health Promotion is the first book to set out in clear and authoritative ...

Paul Bennett is a consultant clinical psychologist with Gwent Psychology Services and senior lecturer in health psychology at Bristol University. He has published widely on issues relevant to health psychology and health promotion, and worked as a senior researcher for Health Promotion Wales.Simon Murphy graduated at the University of...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:3.58 × 2.4 × 0.23 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335197655

ISBN - 13:9780335197651

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Psychosocial mediators of health
Cognitive mediators of health-related behaviours
Influencing health behaviour
individual change
Individually targeted interventions
Environmental and public policy approaches
Attitude and communication theories
Population based interventions
Some final considerations
Bibliography
Index.