Its coverage is comprehensive, both traditional and innovative, and reflects the latest in global health psychology research from a wide perspective. This includes the latest work in epidemiology of health and illness, health-related cognitions, chronic illness, interventions in changing health behaviour, research methods in health psychology and biological mechanisms of health and disease. As a result its potential as an authoritative entry point to those new to the discipline as well as those already working inside it is very high. Given its breadth of content and accessibility, the Handbook will be indispensable for advanced students as well as researchers.
Expertly organized by editors of international stature, and authored by a similar team of luminaries in the field, this single volume Handbook is an essential purchase for individuals and librarians worldwide.
Professor Karen Matthews PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Prof. Dr. Ralf Schwarzer
Freie Universität Berlin
Professor Shelley Taylor PhD
Professor Jane Wardle
University College London
Professor Robert West
St. George's Hospital Medical School
|A Socio-Psycho-Physiological Perspective|
|Theoretical and Methodological Issues|
|The Role of Emotional Traits and Generalized Expectancies|
|A Contextualized, Self-Regulation Approach|
|How Effective are Interventions?|