Health Psychology a textbook Fourth Edition BESTSELLER New Features: • New chapter on women's health issues, exploring recent research into pregnancy. Middlesex University where she set up a health psychology course. Jane is a Reader in A catalogue record of this book is available from the British Library. Figures. The biopsychosocial model of health and illness. 4. Psychology and health: direct and indirect pathways. 5. Decline in mortality from.

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PDF | During its short history, Health Psychology has made substantial progress in In book: International Handbook of Psychology, Edition: 1, Chapter: Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Walker, Jearl. Fundamentals of physics / Jearl Walker, David Hallid. Health Psychology: A textbook 3rd edition. Open University Press. McGraw-Hill Education. McGraw-Hill House. Shoppenhangers Road. Maidenhead. Berkshire.

There are four new chapters and the one on health promotion is particularly impressive.

The book now seems suited not only to health psychology students but also for those in allied professions such as physiotherapists, nurses, dieticians, physicians and medical students. She provides good historical and societal contexts for the different strands of research, so students can appreciate the relevance of Health Psychology in and for the real world. The book is suitable for students of all backgrounds wishing to gain a comprehensive introduction to the exciting field of health psychology.

The chapters are clearly organized and integrate the latest international research findings into an easy to read and well illustrated textbook. Thoroughly revised to reflect recent research, theory and practice in health psychology, this market bestseller includes new coverage of topical issues such as behaviour change strategies, health inequalities, exercise dependence, caffeine use and men's health.

Now organized into five sections, the book follows a health-illness continuum model, covering theory and research relating to the context of health, health beliefs and behaviours, becoming ill and being ill with the final section describing how students can learn to think more critically about all aspects of health psychology.

The new edition also includes five new chapters: Health inequalities - depicts health variation by gender, social class and geography and describes possible explanations for this. Health promotion - describes a wide range of theories and strategies used to change behaviour including CBT, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, fear appeals and the use of technology.

Health Psychology: A Textbook, 4th edition

Health access - examines patient contact with health professionals, with a focus on help seeking behaviour and delay , screening, communication and adherence. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Health psychology a textbook pdf 1. Health Psychology: Open University Press Release Date: Jane Ogden Download Here http: It remains clearly written and highly accessible and still deserves its place as the number one choice of health psychology textbook.

It will also be invaluable to students of medicine, nursing and allied health. Retaining the breadth of coverage, clarity and relevance that has made it a favourite with students and lecturers, this fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. New Features: New chapter on women's health issues, exploring recent research into pregnancy, miscarriage, birth, menopause and related areas New "Problems" boxes analyse health psychology research and identify the shortcomings and limitations of research in the area Updated "Focus on Research" examples introduce you to contemporary topics and emerging areas for research in health psychology, including exercise, smoking and pain.

The new edition includes new data, graphs and further reading plus suggestions about where you can access the most recent publications and other data Revised end-of-chapter review questions Online Learning Centre: The OLC hosts web links and multiple choice questions for students, plus supporting teaching resources including teaching tips and PowerPoint presentations for lecturers.

Interested in accessing more research readings? Essential Readings in Health Psychology by Jane Ogden is a new collection of key papers brought together for the first time in one volume which complements Health Psychology: Health psychologists employ cognitive behavioral therapy and applied behavior analysis also see behavior modification for that purpose. Preventing illness[ edit ] Health psychologists promote health through behavioral change, as mentioned above; however, they attempt to prevent illness in other ways as well.

Health psychologists try to help people to lead a healthy life by developing and running programmes which can help people to make changes in their lives such as stopping smoking, reducing the amount of alcohol they consume, eating more healthily, and exercising regularly.

Those least able to afford tobacco products consume them most. Tobacco provides individuals with a way of controlling aversive emotional states accompanying daily experiences of stress that characterize the lives of deprived and vulnerable individuals. Moreover, many individuals are often unable to apply their knowledge of health practices owing to everyday pressures and stresses.

A common example of population-based attempts to motivate the smoking public to reduce its dependence on cigarettes is anti-smoking campaigns. Health psychologists have worked to understand why some people do not seek early screenings or immunizations, and have used that knowledge to develop ways to encourage people to have early health checks for illnesses such as cancer and heart disease.

For example, Kompier and his colleagues [38] have shown that a number of interventions aimed at reducing stress in bus drivers has had beneficial effects for employees and bus companies.

The effects of disease[ edit ] Health psychologists investigate how disease affects individuals' psychological well-being. An individual who becomes seriously ill or injured faces many different practical stressors.

Health Psychology: A Textbook, 4th edition

These stressors include problems meeting medical and other bills, problems obtaining proper care when home from the hospital, obstacles to caring for dependents, the experience of having one's sense of self-reliance compromised, gaining a new, unwanted identity as that of a sick person, and so on.

These stressors can lead to depression, reduced self-esteem, etc. When there is little hope of recovery, health psychologist therapists can improve the quality of life of the patient by helping the patient recover at least some of his or her psychological well-being. The individualism of mainstream health psychology has been critiqued and deconstructed by critical health psychologists using qualitative methods that zero in on the health experience.

Health psychologists apply this knowledge to conduct research on a variety of questions.

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How is stress linked to heart disease? What are the emotional effects of genetic testing? Health psychologists also train other health professionals in communication skills such as how to break bad news or support behavior change for the purpose of improving adherence to treatment. There are many problems in this process, with patients showing a considerable lack of understanding of many medical terms, particularly anatomical terms e.

Doctor-centered consultations are generally directive, with the patient answering questions and playing less of a role in decision-making.

Although this style is preferred by elderly people and others, many people dislike the sense of hierarchy or ignorance that it inspires. They prefer patient-centered consultations, which focus on the patient's needs, involve the doctor listening to the patient completely before making a decision, and involving the patient in the process of choosing treatment and finding a diagnosis.

Patients often forget to take their pills or consciously opt not to take their prescribed medications because of side effects. Failing to take prescribed medication is costly and wastes millions of usable medicines that could otherwise help other people. Estimated adherence rates are difficult to measure see below ; there is, however, evidence that adherence could be improved by tailoring treatment programs to individuals' daily lives.

Although the task of measuring and describing pain has been problematic, the development of the McGill Pain Questionnaire [50] has helped make progress in this area. Treatments for pain involve patient-administered analgesia , acupuncture found to be effective in reducing pain for osteoarthritis of the knee [51] , biofeedback , and cognitive behavior therapy.Psychologists who strive to understand how biological, behavioral, and social factors influence health and illness are called health psychologists.

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Describe how health varies by gender 8. The community often serves as the level of analysis, and is frequently sought as a partner in health-related interventions.

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Published on Nov 16, Critical health psychology CrHP CrHP is concerned with the distribution of power and the impact of power differentials on health experience and behavior, health care systems, and health policy.

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