The SAGE Handbook of Health Psychology

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Stephen Sutton, Stephen R. Sutton, Andrew Baum, Marie Johnston
SAGE, 2004 M12 8 - 432 pages
The SAGE Handbook of Health Psychology represents a landmark work in the field, gathering together in a single volume contributions from an internationally renowned group of scholars. It provides a definitive, one-stop, authoritative guide to the major themes and debates in health psychology, both past and present, and should in time become a classic reference work for a wide, international readership.

Its coverage is comprehensive, both traditional and innovative, and reflects the latest in global health psychology research from a wide perspective. This includes the latest work in epidemiology of health and illness, health-related cognitions, chronic illness, interventions in changing health behaviour, research methods in health psychology and biological mechanisms of health and disease. As a result its potential as an authoritative entry point to those new to the discipline as well as those already working inside it is very high. Given its breadth of content and accessibility, the Handbook will be indispensable for advanced students as well as researchers.

Expertly organized by editors of international stature, and authored by a similar team of luminaries in the field, this single volume Handbook is an essential purchase for individuals and librarians worldwide.

Advisory Editors:

Professor Karen Matthews PhD

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Prof. Dr. Ralf Schwarzer

Freie Universitšt Berlin

Professor Shelley Taylor PhD

UCLA

Professor Jane Wardle

University College London

Professor Robert West

St. George's Hospital Medical School

 

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Contents

Biological mechanisms of health and disease
69
Healthrelated cognitions
127
The role
143
Stress health and illness
169
A contextualized
197
Lifespan gender and crosscultural perspectives
241
Communicating about health threats and treatments
270
How effective are interventions?
299
Research methods in health psychology
326
Assessment and measurement in health psychology
360
Professional issues in health psychology
402
Index
421
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Stephen Sutton is Professor of Behavioural Science in the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, and Director of Research and Head of the Behavioural Science Group in the General Practice & Primary Care Research Unit. He is also Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of Bergen, Norway, and Visiting Professor of Social/Health Psychology at University College London. He studied social psychology at the London School of Economics and computer science at City University. He received his PhD from the University of London in 1981 for research on the effects of fear appeals. Before moving to Cambridge in 2001, he held posts at the Institute of Psychiatry and University College London. His research programme focuses on the development and evaluation of theory-based behaviour change interventions for smoking cessation, physical activity and medication adherence, using both face-to-face and 'distance' approaches such as electronic monitoring and feedback and tailored text messaging.

Stephen Sutton is Professor of Behavioural Science in the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, and Director of Research and Head of the Behavioural Science Group in the General Practice & Primary Care Research Unit. He is also Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of Bergen, Norway, and Visiting Professor of Social/Health Psychology at University College London. He studied social psychology at the London School of Economics and computer science at City University. He received his PhD from the University of London in 1981 for research on the effects of fear appeals. Before moving to Cambridge in 2001, he held posts at the Institute of Psychiatry and University College London. His research programme focuses on the development and evaluation of theory-based behaviour change interventions for smoking cessation, physical activity and medication adherence, using both face-to-face and 'distance' approaches such as electronic monitoring and feedback and tailored text messaging.

Andrew Baum, Reading University, part-time professor of Land Management. MD (Research) at Henderson Real Estate Strategy. He has published many books and is co-author of the highly successful Income Approach to Property Valuation.

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