Health Psychology in Global Perspective

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SAGE, 1998 M03 9 - 329 pages
What do we know about health in other countries? How can we use explanations from health psychology to understand health issues around the world? In Health Psychology in Global Perspective, author Frances E. Aboud uses health psychology to examine the health issues facing developing countries and compares them with issues faced by people in developed countries. She uses a psychosocial perspective rather than the typical biomedical and anthropological perspectives usually applied to health issues in developing countries and integrates diverse literature from a variety of disciplines, including, epidemiology, psychology, education, anthropology, and nursing. Accessible to a broad audience, this volume brings mainstream health psychology concepts to bear on the problems of international health and cross-cultural issues to bear on concepts and theories in mainstream health psychology. It also incorporates a number of pedagogical features¨case vignettes, problem solving/debate exercises, case studies¨which make it an ideal supplemental text for courses in health psychology. Students will appreciate the extended case studies, while instructors will value the multidisciplinary perspective. A thought-provoking examination of the state of knowledge about health in developing countries, Health Psychology in Global Perspective is a valuable resource for academics and professionals in health psychology, psychology, cross-cultural psychology, clinical psychology, social psychology, anthropology, and public health.
 

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Contents

What Is International Health Psychology?
1
Social Science Measures for Health Research
29
Family Planning and Contraceptive Use
67
The AIDSHIV Pandemic
94
Community Participation and Agency Involvement
123
Nutrition for Child Growth and Development
154
Alcohol Use and Abuse
185
Health Education and Promotion
210
Mental Health and Illness
244
Where Do You Go From Here?
271
References
289
Author Index
311
Subject Index
322
About the Contributors
329
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