Health Psychology: A Critical Introduction
by Antonia C. Lyons, Kerry Chamberlain
ISBN 0521005264 (0-521-00526-4)
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Softcover, Cambridge University Press
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Paperback. Pub Date: 2006 Pages: 450 in Publisher: Camidge University Press This textbook aims to provide students with a stimulating alternative to the withtextbooks currently available by placing the discipline within the context of the social world and encouraging them to question some of the assumptions and values ??underlying much current research. A comprehensive survey of the discipline is provided. framed within a lifespan approach. and emphasising social-cultural factors such as gender. ethnicity and social-economic status. All major topics are covered. including health behaviours . health promotion. coping strategies. stress. biomedical and biopsychosocial models of health and illness. chronic illnesses. psychoneuroimmunology. disability. pain. and patient-provider communication. Each topic is situated within its social and cultural context and constantly linked ba...
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