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Health Psychology

ISBN-10: 140519460X

ISBN-13: 9781405194600

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: David French, Kavita Vedhara, John Weinman, A. Kaptein

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List price: $39.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

#60;b#62;Ad Kaptein#60;/b#62; is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology as applied to Medicine at the Leiden University Medical Centre. He is involved with #60;i#62;Psychology & Health#60;/i#62; (Editor-in-Chief, 1992 - 2000), and the #60;i#62;European Health Psychology Society#60;/i#62; (President, 2000 - 2002). His main research areas are self-regulation and self-management of chronic illness, in particular with regard to respiratory disorders. He has written and edited a large number of research papers, chapters and books in the field of health psychology.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;John Weinman #60;/b#62;is Professor of Psychology as applied to Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry in the University of London. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and has played a major role in the development of academic and professional health psychology in the UK. His main research areas are cognition and health, communication and decision-making in health care, stress, wound healing and recovery from surgery, and self-regulation and self-management in chronic illness. He was the founding editor of #60;i#62;Psychology & Health #60;/i#62;and has edited and written a large number of books, chapters and research papers in the field of health psychology. #60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;David French#60;/b#62; is a Reader in Health Behaviour Interventions in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Coventry University. He is an Associate Editor of the#60;i#62; British Journal of Health Psychology#60;/i#62; and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. His research interests include emotional, cognitive, and behavioural effects of screening programmes, illness cognition and social cognition models, and risk communication.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Kavita Vedhara #60;/b#62;is an MRC Career Track Scientist working for the Health Services Research Collaboration unit at Bristol University. She is on the editorial board of the #60;i#62;British Journal of Health Psychology#60;/i#62;, #60;i#62;Psychology and Health and Brain#60;/i#62;, and #60;i#62;Behaviour and Immunity.#60;/i#62; Her research includes psychoneuroimmunology and in particular studies of breast cancer and prostate cancer.

#60;b#62;Ad Kaptein#60;/b#62; is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology as applied to Medicine at the Leiden University Medical Centre. He is involved with #60;i#62;Psychology & Health#60;/i#62; (Editor-in-Chief, 1992 - 2000), and the #60;i#62;European Health Psychology Society#60;/i#62; (President, 2000 - 2002). His main research areas are self-regulation and self-management of chronic illness, in particular with regard to respiratory disorders. He has written and edited a large number of research papers, chapters and books in the field of health psychology.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;John Weinman#60;/b#62; is Professor of Psychology as applied to Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry in the University of London. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and has played a major role in the development of academic and professional health psychology in the UK. His main research areas are cognition and health, communication and decision-making in health care, stress, wound healing and recovery from surgery, and self-regulation and self-management in chronic illness. He was the founding editor of #60;i#62;Psychology & Health#60;/i#62; and has edited and written a large number of books, chapters and research papers in the field of health psychology.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;David French#60;/b#62; is a Reader in Health Behaviour Interventions in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Coventry University. He is an Associate Editor of the #60;i#62;British Journal of Health Psychology#60;/i#62; and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. His research interests include emotional, cognitive, and behavioural effects of screening programmes, illness cognition and social cognition models, and risk communication.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Kavita Vedhara#60;/b#62; is an MRC Career Track Scientist working for the Health Services Research Collaboration unit at Bristol University. She is on the editorial board of the #60;i#62;British Journal of Health Psychology#60;/i#62;, #60;i#62;Psychology and Health and Brain#60;/i#62;, and #60;i#62;Behaviour and Immunity.#60;/i#62; Her research includes psychoneuroimmunology and in particular studies of breast cancer and prostate cancer.

List of Contributors
Health Psychology: Introduction to Second Edition
Health-Related Behaviour
The Role of Behaviour in Health
Smoking
Physical Activity
Eating Behaviour
Alcohol and Drug Use
Sexual Health and Behaviour
Theoretical Approaches to Health Behaviour Change
Interventions to Change Health-Related Behaviour Patterns
The Impact of Perceived Risk on Risk-Reducing Behaviours
Using Social Cognition Models to Develop Health Behaviour Interventions: The Theory of Planned Behaviour as an Example
Stage Models of Behaviour Change
Cognition, Emotion, Behaviour and Health Care
Illness-Related Cognition and Behaviour
Symptom Perception and Help Seeking
Adherence to Advice and Treatment
Health-Care Professional Behaviour: Enhancing Evidence-Based Health Care
Psychological Interventions in Chronic Illness
Screening and Prevention
Hospitalisation and Stressful Medical Procedures
Psychological Aspects of Health and Illness
Stress, Health and Illness: The Effects of Prolonged Physiological Activity and Perseverative Cognition
Psychoneuroimmunology
Coping with Stress
Social Support
Personality, Health and Illness
Pain
Disability
Quality of Life
Lifespan, Gender and Sociocultural Perspectives
Sociocultural Aspects of Health and Illness
Gender, Health and Illness
Developmental and Family Factors
Ageing, Health and Illness
Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Index