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Understanding the Psychology of Health and Well-being

Understanding the Psychology of Health and Well-being

  • Meetu Khosla - Professor, Department of Psychology, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi
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June 2022 | 392 pages | SAGE Texts
The textbook provides a holistic understanding of health and well-being through the presentation of multicultural concepts and practices in the field. 

Understanding the Psychology of Health and Well-being offers theoretical insights and empirical evidence from both Western and Indian perspectives to comprehensively cover various components of and practices in health and well-being.  It elucidates the historical framework, nature, theoretical foundations, research progresses and examples to provide a better understanding of psychological impacts on health and well-being. The book emphasizes on the need to develop cultural sensitivity to enhance health and well-being across cultures and how culture offers pathways to understand ill health and developing interventions to deal with health issues appropriately.

The use of robust pedagogical features makes this textbook an invaluable companion for students of psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It will also serve the requirements of students of other behavioural sciences, nursing, healthcare workers, counsellors, social workers and policymakers across a range of disciplines.

Key Features:

Focuses exclusively on the relevance of maintaining health and wellbeing, and how to sustain and promote it

Discussion on each topic complemented by updates on current research findings and latest trends in the field

Each chapter aided by key pedagogical features to support contemporary teaching–learning practices 

Uses mini cases, illustrations and ‘did you know’ vignettes in each chapter to make learning interactive and exemplary 

Foreword by Valery Chirkov
PART I: Conceptualizing Health and Well-being
Introduction to Health Psychology
Introduction to Well-being
PART II: Models of Health and Well-being
Indian Models of Health and Well-being
Western Models of Health and Well-being
Culture and Mental Health
PART III: Promoting and Managing Health and Well-being
Behaviours Promoting Health and Well-being
Physical Activity
Regulating Emotions
PART IV: Interventions, Challenges and Ideas for Future Research
Stress Management
Interventions, Challenges and Road Ahead


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ISBN: 9789354794391