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Health Psychology
Theory, Research and Practice

Fifth Edition


March 2018 | 832 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Health psychology students will need to understand how to evaluate and critically-appraise the latest theory and research before it can be applied. This fully-revised and updated Fifth Edition takes a critical approach and places health psychology in a real-world context, enabling students to understand how public policy, theory and research can influence communities and individuals alike.

The new Fifth Edition includes:

  • 9 new and expanded chapters
  • Updated material on stress and coping, doctor-patient communication, death, dying, bereavement and quality of life
  • Introductions to the social, political and economic conditions that influence our health
  • Breadth of coverage from social inequality through to chronic illness and screening

This book also comes with access to fantastic online resources including multiple choice quizzes, case studies, test banks and slides that can be easily integrated into your institution's virtual learning environment or learning management system. This allows you to customize and curate content for use in module preparation, delivery and assessment. For instructions on how to upload the resources you want, please visit the Instructors' page or alternatively, contact your local SAGE sales representative.

 
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY IN CONTEXT
 
Chapter 1: Health psychology: an introduction
 
Chapter 2: The Nervous, Endocrine and Immune Systems, and Principle of Homeostasis
 
Chapter 3: Genetics, epigenetics and lifespan development
 
Chapter 4: Macro-social influences
 
Chapter 5: Social justice
 
Chapter 6: Culture and health
 
Chapter 7: A_Z of research methods and issues in health psychology
 
HEALTH BEHAVIOUR AND EXPERIENCE
 
Chapter 8: Theories, models and interventions
 
Chapter 9: Sexual health
 
Chapter 10: Food, diets and obesity
 
Chapter 11: Alcohol and drinking
 
Chapter 12: Tobacco and smoking
 
Chapter 13: Physical activity and exercise
 
HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION
 
Chapter 14: Information, communication and health literacy
 
Chapter 15: Lay representations of health and illness
 
Chapter 16: Screening and immunization
 
Chapter 17: Health promotion
 
ILLNESS EXPERIENCE AND HEALTH CARE
 
Chapter 18: Illness and personality
 
Chapter 19: Medicine taking: adherence and resistance
 
Chapter 20: Pain and pain control
 
Chapter 21: Cancer
 
Chapter 22: Coronary heart disease
 
Chapter 23: HIV/AIDS
 
Chapter 24: Chronic conditions
 
Chapter 25: End of life care

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For students:

 Chapter outlines for each chapter to recap the learning objectives and reinforce the most important material

 Case studies give you an insight into Health Psychology in Australia

 Multiple choice quizzes allow you to assess your understanding of key chapter concepts

 Links to videos that offer a new perspective on material covered in the book

 Glossary flashcards help you strengthen your understanding of key terms and concepts

For lecturers:

 PowerPoint slides featuring figures, tables and key topics from the book can be downloaded and customized for use in your own presentations.

 Testbank of multiple choice questions for each chapter which you can be edited and used to set assignments or exams.

 Case studies which offer insight into Health Psychology in Australia 

• Ability to easily upload all the lecturer and student resources into your institution’s learning management system/ virtual learning system (i.e. your Blackboard or Moodle), and customise the content to suit your teaching needs. 

An essential text for both graduate and undergraduate health psychology courses, the authors elegantly and comprehensively explore health psychology in the 21st century.  The fifth edition further advances a critical perspective on health while introducing readers to emerging issues such as long-term conditions and end-of-life care.

Christopher Godfrey
Psychology, Pace University

Marks and colleagues' capacity to provide a global perspective, while including elements of social justice, with a consideration of the social and political determinants of health, makes this text an invaluable companion when introducing undergraduates to the field of health psychology.

Nancy L. Worsham
Professor of Psychology, Gonzaga University
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • 9 new and expanded chapters
  • Breadth of coverage from social inequality through to chronic illness and screening
  • Introductions to the social, political and economic conditions that influence our health
  • Updated material on stress and coping, doctor-patient communication, death, dying, bereavement and quality of life

Nine new and expanded chapters:

2. The Nervous, Endocrine and Immune Systems, and Principle of Homeostasis  
3. Genetics, epigenetics and lifespan development  
8. Theories, models and interventions  
9. Sexual Health  
21. Cancer  
22. Coronary heart disease  
23. HIV infection and AIDS: the pinnacle of stigma and victim blaming  
24. Long-term conditions: diabetes and ME/CFS  
25. End of life care, dying and death

 


Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 19: Medicine Taking: Adherence & Resistance


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