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Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology by David F. Marks
Book Description'If you are teaching postgraduate research methods courses, including those aimed at a mixture of psychologists and other health professionals, this book is worth considering as a core text' - John Hegarty, THES This textbook offers an excellent introduction to the variety of research methods used within the fields of clinical and health psychology. The book provides a detailed, yet concise, explanation of both qualitative and quantitative approaches and draws upon case-study examples to illustrate how these can be used in a variety of health-care settings, with special relevance to clinical disorders, disease prevention and health promotion. Key features of the book include: - A clear and concise narrative - Real-life case studies and examples drawn from clinical practice. - Revision questions in each chapter - Boxes, diagrams and tables to highlight key points - Chapter outlines, summaries and a glossary of useful terms to help students and researchers with independent study and learning. Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology fulfils the demand for a textbook explaining how qualitative and quantitative methods can be used explicitly in a health psychology context. It will be invaluable reading for clinical and health psychology students, trainees and practitioners, as well as those in nursing, medical and other healthcare departments taking an advanced psychology option.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761971917
(242mm x 170mm x 15mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David F. Marks
Health Psychology, Paperback (May 2015)
'An excellent textbook for students who wish to think critically about health psychology issues. Students are advised to make it an essential part of their learning for all of our modules on the programme.' - Dr Paula Corcoran, Department of Psychology, City University
Health Psychology Reader, Paperback (April 2002)
A collection of classic and contemporary articles in health psychology, providing the reader with an overview of the key empirical research ideas and papers in each of the substantive areas in the field.
Psychology of the Psychic, Paperback (December 2000)» View all books by David F. Marks
Offers an analysis of psychic abilities. This book examines the claims of parapsychologists such as Russell Targ, Harold Puthoff, and Jessica Utts. It provides an account of what these leading figures think they have discovered and gives explanations of why they are mistaken. It explores the role of skepticism in the progress of genuine science.
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Author Biography - David F. Marks
DAVID F. MARKS served as Head of the School of Psychology at Middlesex Polytechnic, and as Head of the Department of Psychology at City University, London, UK. Previously David held positions at the University of Sheffield, UK, and at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His other books include The Psychology of the Psychic (1980, with R. Kammann), Theories of Image Formation (1986), Imagery: Current Developments (1990, with J.T.E. Richardson and P. Hampson), The Quit For Life Programme: An Easier Way to Stop Smoking and Not Start Again (1993), Improving the Health of the Nation (1996, with C. Francome), Dealing With Dementia: Recent European Research (2000, with C.M. Sykes), The Psychology of the Psychic (Revised Edition) (2000), The Health Psychology Reader (2002), Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology (2004, with L. Yardley), and Overcoming Your Smoking Habit (2005). David is the Editor of the Journal of Health Psychology and Health Psychology Open. After completing my first degree in psychology I trained and practiced clinically as an audiological scientist (testing and rehabilitating people with hearing and balance difficulties), before moving back into psychology to undertake a PhD. After a brief period as a non-clinical scientist at the MRC Unit in Numan Movement and Balance (National Hospital for Neurology, Queen Square, London). I became a lecturer and then senior lecturer in Psychology as Applied to Medicine at University College London. Returning to my home town of Southampton, I was appointed a Reader and then Professor of Health Psychology. I try to warn people that I have great difficulty recognising faces due to developmental prosopagnosia or 'face-blindness', which neuroscientists are now discovering is more common than was previously thought, affecting about 1 person in 50 (https://www.faceblind.org/people/yardley08jpsychosomres.pdf). The main effect of this is to make me appear very rude when I fail to recognise people I have met, so please say Hello when you meet me - I will remember you and our previous meeting, just not your face!
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