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Health Psychology: A Textbook


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Table of Contents

Preface to the fifth edition
Acknowledgements Part 1: The context of health psychology An introduction to health psychology
Health inequalities Part 2: Health beliefs, behaviour and behaviour change Health beliefs
Addictive behaviours: Smoking and alcohol and other addictions
Eating behaviour
Health promotion: changing health behaviours Part 3: Becoming ill Illness cognitions
Accessing health care
Stress and illness Part 4: Being ill Pain and the placebo effect
HIV and cancer: Psychology through the course of illness
Obesity and coronary heart disease: psychology through the course of illness
Women's health issues
Men's health issues
Measuring health status: from mortality rates to quality of life Part 5: Reflecting on health psychology Critical health psychology Glossary

About the Author

Jane Ogden is Professor in Health Psychology at the University of Surrey, UK. Her research explores aspects of health including obesity and eating behaviour, communication in the consultation, and women's health issues. She has a distinguished track record in the field, having established a successful course in health psychology and taught at several leading institutions. Jane is the author of five books and has published over 100 research papers.

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