Health Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology
By (author) Charles Abraham
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Health Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology by Charles Abraham
Book DescriptionTopics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible, integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. The books are written by leading figures in their field and provide a comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic. They incorporate a range of features to bring psychology to life including case histories, research methods, ethical debate and learner activities. Each chapter opens with learning objectives to consolidate key points. A reading list and sample essay questions at the end of chapters enable further independent study. The series also offers an appreciation of multiple perspectives, examines the relationship between psychology and other cognate disciplines and discusses recent developments in each field. Topics in Applied Psychology will provide you with the tools you need to engage with, enjoy and understand your applied psychology discipline, ultimately ensuring confidence and success in exams as well as a comprehensive grounding in the profession. Health Psychology guides the reader through core issues in health psychology research and practice. Each chapter builds on previous ones so that the text provides an overview of the field rather than presenting a compendium of topics. The book discusses mechanisms, models and methods and examines how biological, cognitive, affective and social processes impact on health and illness. It also explores how stress and coping mechanisms affect health behaviours and the psychological determinants of health behaviour. Two chapters focus on how psychological research can be applied to change health-related attitudes and behaviours. Communication between the patient and practitioner is examined as is the role of the health psychologist. The integrated and interactive approach, combined with the comprehensive coverage, make this book the ideal companion for courses in health psychology. Other books in the series include: Clinical Psychology, Criminal Psychology, Educational Psychology, Organizational and Work Psychology and Sport and Exercise Psychology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340928905
(240mm x 190mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Hodder Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles Abraham
Health Psychology, Paperback (April 2016)
Previous edition: Health psychology: topics in applied psychology (London: Hodder Education, 2008).
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Health Psychology in Practice, Paperback (June 2004)
Presents a comprehensive overview of the UK professional Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology. This book covers the core competencies necessary for qualification as a health psychologist. It is suitable for professional training in health psychology.
Understanding and Changing Health Behaviour, Paperback (December 2000)» View all books by Charles Abraham
The identification of the factors predicting health behaviour has become a major focus of research in the field of health psychology and related disciplines. This book focuses on a range of key social cognitive factors in this process, using examples from an impressive breadth of applied settings that include smoking cessation and condom use.
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Author Biography - Charles Abraham
Charles Abraham is Professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex. Mark Conner is Professor of Applied Social Psychology at the University of Leeds. Fiona Jones is Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds. Daryl O'Connor is Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds.
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