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Health psychology is one of the fastest growing areas of the behavioural sciences. As such it occupies an increasingly important place in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Students in other disciplines, such as nursing, social work, psychotherapy and occupational therapy, also need to learn about the role of psychology in understanding health and the treatment of illness. The first edition of The Psychology of Health was very well received and has become the standard recommended text for many courses. This completely revised and updated second edition contains new material in all chapters and has several additional chapters on such topics as cancer, nutrition and exercise, social drugs, and the impact of social inequalities upon health. This edition also contains annotated further reading, a glossary of key terms, boxes with ideas and questions for seminar topics, helpful revision points in chapter summaries and an extensive bibliography. The Psychology of Health will continue to be invaluable for students of health psychology and of the related behavioural and health sciences, including nursing, community care and health studies.
Marian Pitts is Professor of Psychology at Staffordshire University. Previously she worked in Africa and has taught at the Universities of East London, Tennessee and Zimbabwe. She is the author of The Psychology of Preventive Health (1996). Keith Phillips is Professor of Psychology and Head of the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Westminster. Both have published widely in the area of Health Psychology.
Release date NZ
April 2nd, 1998
Edited by Keith Phillips
Edited by Marian Pitts
Country of Publication
2nd Revised edition
8 b+w photographs, 27 line figures, bibliography, glossary
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