Health Psychology: A Critical Introduction
aims to provide studentswith a stimulating alternative to the textbooks currently available byplacing the discipline within the context of the social world andencouraging them to question some of the assumptions and val-ues underlying much current research. A comprehensive survey of the discipline is provided, framed within a lifespan approach, andemphasising social-cultural factors such as gender, ethnicity andsocial-economicstatus.Allmajortopicsarecovered,includinghealthbehaviours, health promotion, coping strategies, stress, biomedicaland biopsychosocial models of health and illness, chronic illnesses,psychoneuroimmunology, disability, pain and patient-provider com-munication.Eachtopicissituatedwithinitssocialandculturalcontextandconstantlylinkedbacktoreal-worldexperience.Chaptersincludevaluable features such as research updates, learning objectives andrecommended readings. This book will be an invaluable resource forstudents of health psychology across a range of disciplines includingpsychology, anthropology and health studies.
antonia c. lyons
is Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology, Massey University, New Zealand. She was a foundingmember of the International Society of Critical Health Psychologyand has published numerous articles and book chapters in this ﬁeld.
is Professor of Health Psychology atMasseyUniversity,NewZealand.Hehaspublishedwidelyininterna-tional journals on health and research methods and authored severalbook chapters. He is co-editor of
Qualitative Health Psychology
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