An Introduction to Health Psychology

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006 - Clinical health psychology - 619 pages
An Introduction to Health Psychology is a new and stimulating European textbook providing a valuable and engaging introduction to the field of health psychology. Health psychology is a challenging subject that is, increasingly, a core area of psychology teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. An Introduction to Health Psychology is structured around three broad themes: health, health behaviour and staying healthy; becoming ill and using healthcare; and, being ill and the impact on individuals and their families. This book covers all mainstream health psychology topics, including health behaviours such as smoking, exercise, unsafe sexual practices, stress and its effects, symptom perception and response, the impact of illness, pain, and quality of life. Unlike many contemporary health psychology texts, it also provides clear and considered coverage of crucial topics such as: social inequalities in health;

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Rubbish. After reading this, it gave me cancer. I hope nobody has to read this in their life unless they want cancer.

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