Textbooks: Health Psychology

  • Psychology of Physical Activity

    Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions, 3rd Edition

    By Stuart J. H. Biddle, Nanette Mutrie, Trish Gorely

    The positive benefits of physical activity for physical and mental health are now widely acknowledged, yet levels of physical inactivity continue to increase throughout the developed world. Understanding the psychology of physical activity has therefore become an important concern…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge

  • Health Communication

    Theory, Method, and Application

    Edited by Nancy Grant Harrington

    Health Communication provides coverage of the major areas of interest in the field of health communication, including interpersonal, organizational, and health media. It takes an in-depth approach to health communication research by analyzing and critically evaluating research conducted across…

    Paperback – 2014-09-08
    Routledge

  • Promoting Healthy Behaviour

    A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Dominic Upton, Katie Thirlaway

    There is ever growing recognition by governments and healthcare professionals of the need to respond to the challenges of preventable diseases, especially so-called "lifestyle diseases", and of the influence that social class, gender, ethnicity, as well as individual differences play in health.…

    Paperback – 2014-02-09
    Routledge

  • Introducing Psychology for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

    2nd Edition

    By Dominic Upton

    What makes someone feel healthy? Why do some people respond differently under stress to others? Why don’t people always follow nursing advice?This second edition of Introducing Psychology for Nurses and Healthcare Professionalsprovides an accessible but thorough introduction to the key…

    Paperback – 2012-07-04
    Routledge

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology

    A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Aidan Moran

    Although sport is played with the body, it is won in the mind. Inspired by this idea, the second edition of this popular textbook provides a comprehensive critical introduction to sport and exercise psychology – a discipline that is concerned with the theory and practice of helping athletes to…

    Paperback – 2012-02-08
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Psychological Care in Nursing and the Health Professions

    By Helena Priest

    Caring is at the core of what nurses and other health professionals do. But caring encompasses more than simply looking after people’s physical health needs. People requiring any health service will have psychological needs that affect their feelings, thoughts, and behaviour. Good psychological…

    Paperback – 2011-08-17
    Routledge

  • The Psychology of Lifestyle

    Promoting Healthy Behaviour

    By Kathryn Thirlaway, Dominic Upton

    Improving lifestyles is thought to be one of the most effective means of reducing mortality and morbidity in the developed world. However, despite decades of health promotion, there has been no significant difference to lifestyles and instead there are rising levels of inactivity and obesity. The…

    Paperback – 2008-11-25
    Routledge

  • Health Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology

    By Charles Abraham

    Topics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible, integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. The books are written by leading figures in their field and provide a comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic. They incorporate a range of features to bring…

    Paperback – 2008-08-28
    Routledge
    Topics in Applied Psychology

  • Exercise, Health and Mental Health

    Emerging Relationships

    Edited by Guy E.J. Faulkner, Adrian H. Taylor

    Exercise, Health and Mental Health provides an introduction to this emerging field and a platform for future research and practice. Written by internationally acclaimed exercise, health and medical scientists, it is the first systematic review of the evidence for the potential role of exercise…

    Paperback – 2005-12-19
    Routledge

  • Rival Truths

    Common Sense and Social Psychological Explanations in Health and Illness

    By Lindsay St Claire

    It is common sense that our survival as individuals depends on the survival of our physical bodies. However, common sense has been medicalised. Terms such as 'road rage' and 'premenstrual syndrome' sound like medical problems and suggest that it is affected individuals, rather than experiences or…

    Hardback – 2003-05-07
    Psychology Press
    International Series in Social Psychology

  • Essential Health Psychology

    By Mark Forshaw

    The Essential Psychology Series bridges the gap between simple introductory texts aimed at pre-university studetns and higher level textbooks for upper level undergraduates. Each volume in the series is designed to provide concise yet up-to-date descriptions of the major areas of psychology for…

    Paperback – 2002-02-28
    Routledge
    Essential Psychology

  • Health Care Communication Using Personality Type

    Patients are Different!

    By Judy Allen, Susan A. Brock

    This groundbreaking text draws upon examples from everyday health care situations to demonstrate that the behaviour differences we all experience in others actually fit within a readily understandable framework (the MBI).…

    Paperback – 2000-04-12
    Routledge

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