Psychology: Health Psychology

  • Routledge International Handbook of Self-Control in Health and Wellbeing

    Edited by Denise de Ridder, Marieke Adriaanse, Kentaro Fujita

    The ability to prioritise long-term goals above short-term gratifications is crucial to living a healthy and happy life. We are bombarded with temptations, whether from fast-food or faster technologies; the psychological capacity to manage our lives within such a challenging environment has…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Human Development from Middle Childhood to Middle Adulthood

    Growing Up to be Middle-Aged

    By Lea Pulkkinen

    This seminal work focuses on human development from middle childhood to middle adulthood, through analysis of the research findings of the ground-breaking Jyväskylä Longitudinal Study of Personality and Social Development (JYLS). The JYLS project, which began in 1968, has generated extensive…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31 
    Psychology Press

  • Managing for Resilience

    A Practical Guide for Employee Well-being and Organizational Performance

    Edited by Monique Crane

    In an era of longer hours and shorter contracts, of tighter margins and frequent organizational change, stress can undermine both the mental health and performance of employees. A culture of resilience in the workplace, however, offers the potential to support psychological well-being and improve…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31 
    Routledge

  • Positive Psychology and its Discontents

    Why Positive Psychology Fails and How it Might Succeed Again

    By Matthew McDonald, Michael Wearing

    Alongside the surging popularity of positive psychology has come a quiet but significant chorus of dissenting voices, raising questions about the movement: that it is philosophically naive, that it uncritically employs natural science research methods, that it takes a separatist stance, is unable…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge

  • Mindfulness in Social Psychology

    Edited by Johan C. Karremans, Esther K. Papies

    Scientific interest in mindfulness has expanded in recent years, but it has typically been approached from a clinical perspective. This volume brings recent mindfulness research to classic social psychology topics such as romantic relationships, prejudice, prosocial behavior, achievement, and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-11 
    Routledge
    Current Issues in Social Psychology

  • Behavioral Economics and Healthy Behaviors

    Key Concepts and Current Research

    Edited by Yaniv Hanoch, Andrew Barnes, Thomas Rice

    The field of behavioural economics can tell us a great deal about cognitive bias and unconscious decision-making, challenging the orthodox economic model whereby consumers make rational and informed choices. But it is in the arena of health that it perhaps offers individuals and governments the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-09 
    Routledge

  • Individual Psychological Therapies in Forensic Settings

    Research and Practice

    Edited by Jason Davies, Claire Nagi

    From the ‘nothing works’ maxim of the 1970s to evidence-based interventions to challenge recidivism and promote pro-social behavior, psychological therapy has played an important role in rehabilitation and risk reduction within forensic settings in recent years. And yet the typical group therapy…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge

  • Postfeminism and Health

    Critical psychology and media perspectives

    By Sarah Riley, Adrienne Evans, Martine Robson

    The construction of femininity has fundamental implications for the health and wellbeing of women. In an era of intense media scrutiny, women live within societies where their body image, sexuality and social choices are negotiated through a highly subjective framework. In this important book, the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches to Health

  • The New Psychology of Health

    Unlocking the Social Cure

    By Catherine Haslam, Jolanda Jetten, Tegan Cruwys, Genevieve Dingle, Alex Haslam

    This ground-breaking book presents a new approach to the psychology of health which suggests social ties are just as important for your health as physical factors such as diet and exercise. Pioneered by the authors over the last decade, this points to the capacity for group life —and the social…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Urban Poverty, Inequality and Health

    Critical Perspectives

    By Darrin Hodgetts, Ottilie Stolte

    When discussing health, we talk about ailments and afflictions, the potential of modern medicine and the behaviours that affect our health. Yet although these relationships exist, they undermine a more socio-economic understanding of health. This timely book takes a critical perspective to argue…

    Hardback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches to Health

  • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Pain

    Edited by Jennifer Corns

    The phenomenon of pain presents problems and puzzles for philosophers who want to understand its nature. Though pain might seem simple, there has been disagreement since Aristotle about whether pain is an emotion, sensation, perception, or disturbed state of the body. Despite advances in psychology…

    Hardback – 2017-04-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Palliative Care

    Psychosocial perspectives

    By Alison Rodriguez

    Death is inevitable, and yet for most of us it is also unimaginable. This enlightening book is not about death and dying, but about how life-limiting illnesses influence culture, society and how we understand ourselves. It provides a critical, existential perspective on palliative care, examining…

    Paperback – 2017-04-10 
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches to Health

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