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By Jane Ogden

ISBN-10: 0335222633

ISBN-13: 9780335222636

ISBN-10: 0335230105

ISBN-13: 9780335230105

“This fourth version contains a variety of major new issues, together with a brand new bankruptcy on women's healthiness, in addition to possibilities for the reader to severely study key conceptual and methodological concerns inside of each one bankruptcy. It is still basically written and hugely available and nonetheless merits its position because the number 1 number of future health psychology textbook.” – John Weinman, King’s university, London The industry prime textbook within the box, well-being Psychology by means of Jane Ogden is key analyzing for all scholars and researchers of healthiness psychology. it is going to even be beneficial to scholars of drugs, nursing and allied healthiness. holding the breadth of assurance, readability and relevance that has made it a favorite with scholars and academics, this fourth version has been completely revised and up-to-date. New beneficial properties: New bankruptcy on women's wellbeing and fitness concerns, exploring fresh learn into being pregnant, miscarriage, start, menopause and similar components New "Problems" containers examine healthiness psychology examine and determine the shortcomings and boundaries of analysis within the region up to date "Focus on study" examples introduce you to modern themes and rising parts for learn in health and wellbeing psychology, together with workout, smoking and ache. the hot variation comprises new info, graphs and additional interpreting plus feedback approximately the place you could entry the newest guides and different information Revised end-of-chapter overview questions on-line studying Centre: The OLC hosts net hyperlinks and a number of selection questions for college kids, plus assisting educating assets together with educating counsel and PowerPoint shows for academics. drawn to having access to extra study readings? crucial Readings in future health Psychology via Jane Ogden is a brand new number of key papers introduced jointly for the 1st time in a single quantity which enhances healthiness Psychology: A Textbook 4/e and provides extra targeted bills of the problems lined during this textual content.

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In particular, the chapter describes the integration of these different types of health belief in the form of models (health belief model, protection motivation theory, theory of reasoned action, theory of planned behaviour, health action process approach). It explores problems with these models and describes studies that address the gap between behavioural intentions and actual behaviour. The chapter then explores how these theories can be used for developing interventions designed to change behaviour and finally describes research examining the longer-term maintenance of behaviour change.

The chapter highlights differences between health psychology and the biomedical model and examines the kinds of questions asked by health psychologists. Then the possible future of health psychology in terms of both clinical health psychology and becoming a professional health psychologist is discussed. Finally, this chapter outlines the aims of the textbook and describes how the book is structured. This chapter covers ● The background to health psychology ● What is the biomedical model? ● What are the aims of health psychology?

This offers a very clear hands-on guide to the different qualitative approaches and is extremely good at showing how to carry out qualitative research in practice. Willig, C. (2001) Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology: Adventures in Theory and Method. Buckingham: Open University Press. This is an extremely well-written and clear guide to the different qualitative approaches and offers an accessible overview of their similarities and differences in terms of epistemology and method. ch02 16/4/07 2:42 pm Page 13 Chapter 2 Health beliefs Chapter overview Changes in causes of death throughout the twentieth century can in part be explained in terms of changes in behaviour-related illnesses, such as coronary heart disease, cancers and HIV.

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