In today’s sick world, the application of psychological research and methods to issues about and around health could not be more important. Health psychologists pursue ambitious goals, including: the promotion and maintenance of health; the prevention and management of illness; the improvement of healthcare systems; and the formulation of rational health policies. And they seek to understand dizzyingly difficult questions, such as: how do people adapt to chronic illness? What factors influence healthy eating? How is stress linked to heart disease? And, why do so many patients ignore medical advice and prescriptions?
As research in and around health psychology burgeons as never before, this new four-volume collection from Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Concepts in Psychology series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature. Edited by two leading scholars, the collection gathers foundational and canonical work, together with innovative and cutting-edge applications and interventions.
With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Health Psychology will be particularly useful as a one-stop database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. It will also be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar—and sometimes overlooked—texts. For researchers and advanced students, it is a vital one-stop research and reference resource.
Table of Contents
Volume 1. Contexts and Perspectives in Health Psychology
- S.V. Kasl and S. Cobb, ‘Health Behavior, Illness Behavior and Sick Role Behavior’, Archives of Environmental Health, 12, 1966, 246-266.
- N. B. Belloc and L. Breslow, ‘Relationship of Physical Health Status and Health Practices’, Preventive Medicine, 1, 1972, 409-421
- J. D. Matarazzo, (1980). Behavioral Health and Behavioral Medicine: Frontiers for a New Health Psychology’, American Psychologist, 35,1980, 807-818.
- G. L. Engel, ‘The Clinical Application of the Biopsychosocial Model’, American Journal of Psychiatry, 137, 1980, 535-544.
- G. E. Schwartz, ‘Testing the Biopsychosocial Model: The Ultimate Challenge Facing Behavioural Medicine?’, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 50, 1980, 1040-1053.
- R. M. Kaplan, ‘Behavior as the Central Outcome in Health-care’, American Psychologist, 45, 1990, 1211-1220.
- H. Leventhal, J. Weinman, E. A. Leventhal and L. A. Phillips, ‘Health Psychology: The Search for Pathways between Behavior and Health’, Annual Review of Psychology, 59, 2008, 477-505.
- N. E. Adler, T. Boyce, M. A. Chesney, S. Cohen, S. Folkman, R. L. Kahn, S. L. Syme, ‘Socioeconomic Status and Health: The Challenge of the Gradient’, American Psychologist, 49, 1994, 15-24.
- M. G. Marmot, S. Stansfeld, C. Patel, F. North, J. Head, I. White, E. Brunner, A. Feeney, G. Davey Smith, ‘Health Inequalities Among British Civil Servants: The Whitehall II Study’, Lancet, 337, 1991, 1387–1393
- J. P. Mackenbach, I. Stirbu, A. R. Roskam, M. M. Schaap, G. Menvielle, M. Leinsalu, A. E. Kunst, for the European Union Working Group on Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health, ‘Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health in 22 European Countries’, New England Journal of Medicine, 358, 2008, 2468-2481.
- L. C. Hawkley and J. T. Cacioppo, ‘Loneliness Matters: A Theoretical and Empirical Review of Consequences and Mechanisms’, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 40, 2010, 218-227.
- S. Schachter and J. Singer, ‘Cognitive, Social, and Physiological Determinants of Emotional State’, Psychological Review, 69, 1962, 379-399.
- D. Kahneman and A. Tversky, ‘Choices, Values and Frames’, American Psychologist, 39, 1984, 341-350.
- C. S. Carver and M. F. Scheier, ‘Control Theory: A Useful Conceptual Framework Personality-Social, Clinical and Health Psychology’, Psychological Bulletin, 92, 1982, 111-135.
- F. Strack and R. Deutsch, ‘Reflective and Impulsive Determinants of Social Behavior’, Personality and Social Psychology Review, 8, 2004, 220–247.
- S. E. Taylor, ‘Adjustment to Threatening Events: A Theory of Cognitive Adaptation’, American Psychologist, 38, 1983, 1161–1173.
- R. A. Karasek, ‘Job Demands, Job Decision Latitude and Mental Strain: Implications for Job Redesign’, Administration Science Quarterly, 24, 1979, 285-307.
- J. Siegrist, ‘Adverse Health Effects of High-Effort/Low-Reward Conditions’, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 1, 1996, 27-41.
- C. Maslach, W. B. Schaufeli and M. P. Leiter, ‘Job Burnout’, Annual Review of Psychology, 52, 2001, 397-422.
- E. Ferguson, ‘Personality is of Central Concern to Understand Health: Towards a Theoretical Model for Health Psychology’, Health Psychology Review, 7, 2013, S32-S70.
- S. E. Hampson, ‘Personality Processes: Mechanisms by which Personality Traits "Get Outside the Skin"’, Annual Review of Psychology, 63, 2012, 315-339.
- B. S. McEwen, ‘Protective and Damaging Effects of Stress Mediators’, New England Journal of Medicine, 338, 1998, 171-179.
- S. E. Hobfoll, ‘Conservation of Resources. A New Attempt at Conceptualizing Stress’, American Psychologist, 44, 1989, 513-524.
- S. Folkman, ‘Positive Psychological States and Coping with Severe Stress. Social Science and Medicine, 45, 1997, 1207-1221.
- S. E. Taylor, L. C. Klein, B. P. Lewis, T. L. Gruenewald, R. A. R. Gurung and J. A. Updegraff, ‘Biobehavioral Responses to Stress in Females: Tend-and-Befriend, not Fight-or-Flight’, Psychological Review, 107, 2000, 411–29.
- J. F. Brosschot, W. Gerin and J. F. Thayer, ‘The Perserverative Cognition Hypothesis: A Review of Worry, Prolonged Stress-Related Physiological Activation, and Health’, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 60, 2006, 113-124.
- H. Leventhal, L. A. Phillips and E. Burns, ‘The Common-Sense Model of Self-Regulation (CSM): A Dynamic Framework for Understanding Illness Self-management’, Journal of Behavioral Medicine (in press).
- R. Moss-Morris, J. Weinman, K. J. Petrie, R. Horne, L. D. Cameron and D. Buick, ‘The Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R)’, Psychology & Health, 17, 2002, 1-17.
- R. Horne, J. Weinman and M. Hankins ‘The Beliefs About Medicines Questionnaire: The Development and Evaluation of a New Method for Assessing the Cognitive Representation of Medication’, Psychology & Health, 14, 1999, 1–24.
- M. P. Jensen and D. C. Turk, ‘Contributions of Psychology to the Understanding and Treatment of People with Chronic Pain: Why it Matters to ALL Psychologists’, American Psychologist, 69, 2014, 105-118.
- M. A. G. Sprangers and C. E. Schwartz, ‘Integrating Response Shift into Health-Related Quality of Life Research: A Theoretical Model’, Social Science and Medicine, 48, 1999, 1507-1515
- A. L. Stanton, T. A. Revenson and H. Tennen, ‘Health Psychology: Psychological Adjustment to Chronic Disease’, Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 2007, 565-592.
- M. Johnston and C. Vogele, ‘Benefit of Psychological Preparation for Surgery: A Meta-Analysis’, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 15, 1993, 245-256.
- J. W. Pennebaker and S. K. Beall, ‘Confronting a Traumatic Event: Toward an Understanding of Inhibition and Disease’, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 95, 1986, 274-281
- J. M. Smyth, A. A. Stone, A. Hurewitz and A. Kaell, ‘Effects of Writing About Stressful Experiences on Symptom Reduction in Patients with Asthma or Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Trial’, JAMA 281, 14, 1999, 1304-1309.
- K. A. Matthews, C. R. Katholi, H. McCreath, M. A. Whooley, D. R. Williams, S. Zhu, J. H. Markovitz, ‘Blood Pressure Reactivity to Psychological Stress Predicts Hypertension in the CARDIA Study’, Circulation, 110, 2004, 74–78.
- D. S. Krantz and S. B. Manuck, ‘Acute Psychophysiologic Reactivity and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A Review and Methodologic Critique’, Psychological Bulletin, 96, 1984, 435 –64.
- Y. Chida and A. Steptoe, ‘Greater Cardiovascular Responses to Laboratory Mental Stress are Associated with Poor Subsequent Cardiovascular Risk Status’, Hypertension, 55, 2010, 1026-1032.
- W. R. Lovallo, ‘Do Low Levels of Stress Reactivity Signal Poor States of Health?’, Biological Psychology, 86, 2011, 121-128.
- J. K. Kiecolt-Glaser, P. T. Marucha, W. B. Malarkey, A. M. Mercado and R. Glaser, ‘Slowing of Wound-Healing by Psychological Stress’, Lancet, 346, 1995, 1194-1196.
- S. Cohen, D. A. J. Tyrrell ans A. P. Smith, ‘Psychological Stress and Susceptibility to the Common Cold’, New England Journal of Medicine, 325, 1991, 606-612.
- S. Segerstom and G. Miller, ‘Psychological Stress and the Human Immune System: A Meta-Analytic Study of 30 Years of Inquiry’, Psychological Bulletin, 130, 2004, 601- 630.
- A. Steptoe, M. Hamer, Y. Chida, ‘The Effects of Acute Psychological Stress on Circulating Inflammatory Factors in Humans: A Review and Meta-Analysis’, Brain, Behavior & Immunity, 21, 2007, 901-912.
- N. K. Janz and M. H. Becker, ‘The Health Belief Model: A Decade Later’, Health Education Quarterly, 11, 1984, 1-47.
- Maddux, J.E., & Rogers, R.W. (1983). Protection motivation and self-efficacy: a revised theory of fear appeals and attitude change. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 19, 469-479
- Weinstein, N.D. (1988). The precaution adoption process. Health Psychology, 7, 355-386
- Ajzen, I. (2011). The theory of planned behavior: reactions and reflections. Psychology & Health, 26, 1113-1127.
- Bandura, A. (1998). Health promotion from the perspective of social cognitive theory.Psychology and Health, 13, 623-649
- Ouellette, J.A., Wood, W. (1998). Habit and intention in everyday life: The multiple processes by which past behavior predicts future behavior. Psychological Bulletin, 124, 54-74.
- Armitage, C. J., & Conner, M. (2001). Efficacy of the theory of planned behaviour: A meta-analytic review. British Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 471-499.
- Sheeran, P. (2002). Intention-behaviour relations: A conceptual and empirical review. European Review of Social Psychology, 12, 1-36
- McEachan, R.R.C., Conner, M., Taylor, N.J., & Lawton, R.J. (2011). Prospective prediction of health-related behaviors with the Theory of Planned Behavior: A meta-analysis. Health Psychology Review, 5, 97-144.
- Ryan, R.M., & Deci, E.L. (2000). Self-determination theory and the facilitation of intrinsic motivation, social development and well-being. American Psychologist, 55, 68-78.
- Rothman, A.J., & Salovey, P. (1997). Shaping perceptions to motivate healthy behavior: The role of message framing. Psychological Bulletin, 121, 3-19
- Gollwitzer, P.M. (1999) Implementation intentions - Strong effects of simple plans. American Psychologist, 54, 493-503.
- Bandura, A. (1977). Self-efficacy - toward a unifying theory of behavioral change. Psychological Review, 84(2), 191-215
- Prochaska, J.O., Velicer, W.F., Rossi, J.S., Goldstein, M.G., Marcus, B.H., Rakowski, W., Fiore, C., Harlow, L.L., Redding, C.A., Rosenbloom, D., Rossi, S.R. (1994). Stages of change and decisional balance for 12 problem behaviors. Health Psychology, 13, 39-46
- Webb, T. L., & Sheeran, P. (2006). Does changing behavioural intentions engender behavior change? A meta-analysis of the experimental evidence. Psychological Bulletin, 132, 249-268
- Abraham, C., & Michie, S. (2008). A taxonomy of behavior change techniques used in interventions. Health Psychology, 27, 379-387.
- Michie, S., Richardson, M., Johnston, M., Abraham, C., Francis, J., Hardeman, W., Eccles, M., Cane, J., & Wood, C. E. (2013). The Behavior Change Technique Taxonomy (v1) of 93 hierarchically clustered techniques: Building an International Consensus for the Reporting of Behavior Change Interventions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 46, 81-95.
- Kok, G., Gottlieb, N.H., Peters, G.-J. Y., Mullen, P.D., Parcel, G.S., Ruiter, R.A.C., Fernández, M.E., Markham, C., & Bartholomew, L.K. (2016). A Taxonomy of Behavior Change Methods; an Intervention Mapping Approach. Health Psychology Review, 10, 297-312.
- Sniehotta, F. F., Scholz, U., & Schwarzer, R.. (2005). Bridging the intention-behaviour gap: Planning, self-efficacy, and action control in the adoption and maintenance of physical exercise. Psychology & Health, 20(2), 143-160
- Schwarzer, R. (2008). Modeling health behaviour change: How to predict and modify the adoption and maintenance of health behaviors. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 57, 1-29.
- Cohen, G.L., Sherman, D.K. (2014). The psychology of change: Self-affirmation and social psychological intervention. Annual Review of Psychology, 65, 333-371
- Epton, T., Harris, P. R., Kane, R., van Koningsbruggen, G. M., & Sheeran, P. (2015). The impact of self-affirmation on health behavior change: A meta-analysis. Health Psychology, 34, 187-196.
- Hagger, M.S., Chatzisarantis, N.L.D. (2014). An integrated behavior change model for physical activity. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 42, 62-69.
- Watson, D., & Pennebaker, J.W. (1989). Health complaints, stress and distress. Exploring the central role of negative affectivity. Psychological Review, 96, 234-254.
- Kirschbaum, C., Hellhammer, D.H. (1989). Salivary cortisol in psychobiological research: an overview. Neuropsychobiology, 22, 150-69.
- Bolger, N., Davis, A., Rafaeli, E. (2003). Diary methods: capturing life as it is lived. Annual Review of Psychology, 54, 579-616.
- O’Connor, D.B., Jones, F., Conner, M., McMillan, B., & Ferguson, E. (2008). Effects of daily hassles and eating style on eating behavior. Health Psychology, 27, S20-31.
- Stone, A.A., & Shiffman, S. (1994). Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) in behavorial medicine. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 16, 199-202.
- Smith, J.A. (1996). Beyond the divide between cognition and discourse: Using interpretative phenomenological analysis in health psychology Psychology & Health, 11, 261-271.
- Hayes, A.F. (2009). Beyond Baron and Kenny: Statistical mediation analysis in the new millennium. Communication Monographs, 76, 408-420.
- Schwartz, J. E., & Stone, A. A. (1998). Strategies for analyzing ecological momentary assessment data. Health Psychology, 17, 6-16.
- O’Connor, R.C., Nock, M.K. (2014). The psychology of suicidal behaviour. Lancet Psychiatry, 1, 73-85.
- Slavich, G.M., Cole, S.W. (2013). The emerging field of human social genomics. Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 331-348
- Epel, E.S., Blackburn, E.H., Lin, J., Dhabhar, F.S., Adler, N.E., Morrow, J.D., & Cawthon, R. (2004). Accelerated telomere shortening in response to life stress. PNAS, 101 (49), 17312-17315
- Hawkley, L.C. and Cacioppo, J.T. (2010). Loneliness matters: a theoretical and empirical review of consequences and mechanisms. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 40, 218-227
- Cohen, S., & Pressman, S.D. (2006). Positive affect and health. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15, 122-125.
- Michie, S., van Stralen, M.M., & West, R. (2011). The behaviour change wheel: A new method for characterising and designing behaviour change interventions. Implementation Science, 6:42. [12 pp]
- Mohr, D.C., Schueller, S.M., Montague, E., Burns, M.N., Rashidi, P. (2014). The Behavioral Intervention Technology Model: An Integrated Conceptual and Technological Framework for eHealth and mHealth Interventions. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(6):e146.
- Ritterband, L.M., Thorndike, F.P., Cox, D.J. Kovatchev, B.P., Gonder-Frederick, L.A. (2009). A Behavior Change Model for Internet Interventions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 18-27.
- Friedman, H.S., Kern, M.L., Hampson, S.E., Duckworth, A.L. (2014). A new life-span approach to conscientiousness and health: Combining the pieces of the causal puzzle. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1377-1389
- O'Carroll, R.E., Foster, C., McGeechan, G. Sandford, K., Ferguson, E. (2011). The "ick" factor, anticipated regret, and willingness to become an organ donor. Health Psychology, 30, 236-245
Volume II. Physiological and Psychosomatic Disease Processes
Volume 3. Motivation & Behaviour
Volume IV. Research Methods & New Applications
Daryl O'Connor is Professor of Psychology at the University of Leeds. Professor Rory O'Connor is the Chair in Health Psychology and Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow.