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Foundations of Health Psychology


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Preface PART ONE: HISTORY, CONCEPTS AND METHODS Historical and Conceptual Basis of Health Psychology Assessing Health and Quality of Life Doing Research: Questions and Methods PART TWO: PSYCHOBIOLOGY OF HEALTH Biomedical Science and Health Psychology Mental Health Psychoneuroimmunology PART THREE: HEALTH AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE Modelling Change in Health Behaviour Exercise, Health and Eating Alcohol Use and Abuse Smoking HIV Infection and Sexual Behaviour Health Promotion and Behaviour Change PART FOUR: SOCIETY AND HEALTH Social Class and Health Gender and Health Disability, Health and Illness Ethnicity, Culture and Health Social Relationships Doctors and Patients PART FIVE: MANAGING CHRONIC ILLNESS Cancer Diabetes Psychological Factors in Degenerative Neurological Disease Issues in Palliative Care PART SIX: DECONSTRUCTING HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY The Future of Health Psychology References Glossary Subject Index.

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RON ROBERTS is a Chartered Health Psychologist, a Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, and an Associate Lecturer for the Open University. His principal research interests include social inequalities in health and quality of life, and he has published over fifty articles. - ANTHONY TOWELL is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Course Leader for MSc Health Psychology at the University of Westminster, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Hospital for Sick children, Great Ormond Street, London. - JOHN F GOLDING is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster and Visiting Researcher at the Medical Research Council Human Movement and Balance Unit, London.

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