Essential Health Psychology

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März 2002



Presents psychological factors in health and illness causation through the concept of 'holism' which posits that health states, health behaviours and cognitions are created by the interaction of other factors or processes within the human condition. This textbook covers a range of health psychology issues.


Introduction The biology of health and illness Perceptions, beliefs and cognitions Differences between people Stress and health The appetites Communication and behaviour Psychometrics and the measurement of health and illness Chronic illness, palliative care and death Screening, vaccination and other procedures Mind and body, placebo and pain Glossary References Indexes


...Forshaw has done an excellent job in making health psychology interesting and non-threatening for those who have no knowledge of the subject. Journal of Reproductive Psychology
EAN: 9780340759714
ISBN: 0340759712
Untertitel: 'Essential Psychology'. illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2002
Seitenanzahl: 248 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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