Psychology and Health Promotion

The authors looks at what part behavioural and psychological factors play in the health of an individual, which theories contribute to health promotion at the individual and community level, and the effectiveness of interventions.

Author: Paul Bennett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group

ISBN: 0335197663

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 184

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The authors looks at what part behavioural and psychological factors play in the health of an individual, which theories contribute to health promotion at the individual and community level, and the effectiveness of interventions.
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Psychology And Health Promotion

Concerned as it is with the application of psychological theories and models in the promotion and maintenance of health, and the individual and interpersonal aspects of adaptive behaviour in illness and disability, health psychology has ...

Author: Bennett, Paul

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335197651

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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This book sets out in clear and authoritative terms the role of psychological theory in health promotion. It adopts both structuralist and social regulation models of health and health promotion, considering the significance of psychological processes in each case. The authors examine how behaviour and the social environment may contribute to health status and how psychological processes may mediate the effect of environmental conditions.
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Psychology for health professionals

psychological models of behaviour change, limitations of, 177–178 overview of, 3 psychology biomedical model in, 3–5, 18t eclectic approach to, 3, 14 Gestalt, 20 health promotion and, 318–319 history of, 2 nature vs nurture in, ...

Author: Patricia Barkway

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729581561

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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This fully updated second edition is written specifically for health science and nursing students in Australia and New Zealand. Authored by the highly regarded Patricia Barkway, with a diverse range of expert contributors, this Elsevier e-book interprets psychology for nurses, as well as for students of paramedicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, public health, pharmacy, psychology, social work and midwifery. Psychology for Health Professionals 2e e-book examines essential psychological theories, placing them within a social context. Acknowledging increasing awareness that behaviour is influenced as much by external factors as biological and psychological ones, the book’s first half outlines psychological, lifespan and social theories, then applies them to contemporary health issues in later chapters. A key focus of this leading psychology e-book is examining individual personality and psychological theory within the social context of people’s lives. New content includes current, evidence-based research, references and clinical examples relevant to interdisciplinary, contemporary healthcare practice. Issues of cultural safety and awareness have been strengthened throughout; there is a new section on chronic illness and a focus on recovery. This introductory psychology e-book does not assume its readers will have prior ‘psychology’ knowledge, yet it can easily be used well beyond first-year university. Critical thinking questions Classroom activities Research focus boxes providing examples of current research and evidence-based practice Interdisciplinary case studies throughout Further resources and web links to provide further reading and research and up-to-date information, data and statistics
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Handbook of Psychology Health Psychology

recognition of the field of health psychology in the United States occurred less than 20 years ago . ... smoking , diet , a sedentary lifestyle ) are the main focus of efforts in the area of health promotion and disease prevention .

Author: Donald K. Freedheim

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047138514X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 668

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Includes established theories and cutting-edge developments. Presents the work of an international group of experts. Presents the nature, origin, implications, an future course of major unresolved issues in the area.
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Handbook of Diversity Issues in Health Psychology

is challenging, particularly when working with Latinos who live in lowincome, disrupted communities where many unhealthy environmental conditions compete with efforts at health promotion. This challenge calls for a deeper understanding ...

Author: Pamela M. Kato

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780585275727

Category: Psychology

Page: 440

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The field of health psychology has grown dramatically in the last decade, with exciting new developments in the study of how psychological and psychosocial processes contribute to risk for and disease sequelae for a variety of medical problems. In addition, the quality and effectiveness of many of our treatments, and health promotion and disease prevention efforts, have been significantly enhanced by the contributions of health psychologists (Taylor, 1995). Unfortunately, however, much of the theo rizing in health psychology and the empirical research that derives from it continue to reflect the mainstream bias of psychology and medicine, both of which have a primary focus on white, heterosexual, middle-class American men. This bias pervades our thinking despite the demographic heterogeneity of American society (U. S. Bureau of the Census, 1992) and the substantial body of epidemiologic evidence that indicates significant group differences in health status, burden of morbidity and mortality, life expectancy, quality of life, and the risk and protective factors that con tribute to these differences in health outcomes (National Center for Health Statistics, 1994; Myers, Kagawa-Singer, Kumanyika, Lex, & M- kides, 1995). There is also substantial evidence that many of the health promotion and disease prevention efforts that have proven effective with more affluent, educated whites, on whom they were developed, may not yield comparable results when used with populations that differ by eth nicity, social class, gender, or sexual orientation (Cochran & Mays, 1991; Castro, Coe, Gutierres, & Saenz, this volume; Chesney & Nealey, this volume).
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Psychology and Health

Lonof Health Psychology , 5 , pp . 121–39 . don : Routledge . Ruble , DN ( 1977 ) . “ Premenstrual symptoms : a reinBennett , P and Murphy , S ( 1997 ) . Psychology and terpretation . ' Science , 197 , pp . 291-2 . health promotion .

Author: Philippe Harari

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435806599

Category: Clinical health psychology

Page: 104

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This book is a brief introduction to health psychology showing how the study of psychology can be used to improve the state of people's health.
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Implementing Mental Health Promotion

This book offers a comprehensive overview of current research, policy, and practice developments in promoting mental health and well-being.

Author: Margaret M. Barry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030234576

Category: Psychology

Page: 580

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This book offers a comprehensive overview of current research, policy, and practice developments in promoting mental health and well-being. It offers guidance on developing and delivering mental health promotion interventions across a variety of settings internationally. Chapters outline key mental health promotion concepts, implementation processes, and outcomes through empirical findings, practical advice based on successful evidence-based approaches, and templates for action. In addition, chapters answer key “how” questions on practical implementation as well as the “whys”, providing rationales for mental health promotion and identifying the key factors and underlying principles that make these interventions work. The book includes examples of evidence-based practice with 17 case studies of innovative interventions from different international settings. These case studies illustrate the practical aspects of intervention development and delivery and the realities of implementing policies and programes outside of controlled research conditions. Topics featured in this book include: · Interventions that promote gender equality. · Community empowerment models of mental health promotion. · Mental health promotion in the home for children and parents. · Promoting social and emotional learning in schools. · Addressing stress and promoting mentally healthy workplaces. · Mental health promotion within primary health care. · Re-orienting mental health services to mental health promotion for service users and caregivers. Implementing Mental Health Promotion, Second Edition, is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians and related professionals, and policymakers as well as graduate students across such interrelated disciplines as health promotion, public health, child and school psychology, social work, clinical psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, health psychology, educational policy and practice, school nursing, occupational therapy, school counseling, and family studies.
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Social Psychology And Health

Social Psychology and Health, 3e addresses health issues from a social psychology perspective, addressing questions such as:

Author: Stroebe, Wolfgang

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335238095

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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Social Psychology and Health, 3e addresses health issues from a social psychology perspective, addressing questions such as:
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Handbook of Psychology Health Psychology

This approach is sometimes re- ferred to as •clinical health psychology.ŽAnother approach is modeled on community action and research and deals with the promotion of well-being in its social and community context, ...

Author: Arthur M. Nezu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471264507

Category: Psychology

Page: 688

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Includes established theories and cutting-edge developments. Presents the work of an international group of experts. Presents the nature, origin, implications, an future course of major unresolved issues in the area.
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Psychology of Health

Introduction Health psychology explores different ways in the pursuit of getting people to embrace health promotion, illness prevention and health maintenance. As a speciality, health psychology examines how biological, psychological ...

Author: Simon George Taukeni

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9781838802172

Category: Medical

Page: 110

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Psychology of Health - Biopsychosocial Approach is based on the bio-psychosocial model of health, which aims to examine how biological, psychological, and social factors influence people's behavior regarding their health status. This book reflects the application of the bio-psychosocial model of health in many disciplines such as public health, psychology, psychiatric, mental health, community health, and nursing education. All the authors of this book have demonstrated how the bio-psychosocial model played an important role in addressing mental disease, tuberculosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obesity. This is an important book for students, academics, policy-makers, and community health practitioners.
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Working on Health Communication

Responding to this demand, Working on Health Communication provides a practical guide to the process of designing, implementing and evaluating campaigns. The book follows the campaign design process step-by-step.

Author: Nova Corcoran

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446209783

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

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Good communication is at the heart of strategies for effective health promotion and public health. At a time when lifestyle and preventable diseases are still on the rise, practitioners are in need of the skills to deliver effective health messages to the right audience, at the right time. Responding to this demand, Working on Health Communication provides a practical guide to the process of designing, implementing and evaluating campaigns. The book follows the campaign design process step-by-step. It covers every stage from selecting theoretical models and identifying the message and target audience, right through to running the campaign and evaluating its success. "Real-life examples" of actual campaigns are used throughout to show how theoretical ideas work in practice. Working on Health Communication is ideal for students and practitioners in public health, health promotion and other health-related areas who are working on health campaigns.
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Health Promotion For People With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities

Bandura, A. (1998) Health promotion from the perspective of social cognitive theory. Psychology and Health, 13: 623–49. Bandura, A. (2000) Exercise of human agency through collective efficacy. Current Directions in Psychological Science ...

Author: Taggart, Laurence

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335246946

Category: Medical

Page: 229

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This book offers a wide range of health and social care professionals, the knowledge and strategies to address key issues, enabling and empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to enjoy healthier lives.
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Health Psychology

Privilege and status in an unequal society: shifting the focus of health promotion research to include the maintenance of advantage. Journal of Health Psychology, 15 (7): 993–1000. doi:10.1177/1359105310371554. Stephens, C. (2014).

Author: David F. Marks

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529737943

Category: Psychology

Page: 704

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Health Psychology provides students with the tools they need to evaluate and critically appraise theory and research before it can be applied practically. Using the most up-to-date research available, the sixth edition places an emphasis on the real-world application of health psychology, demonstrating how theory learnt in the classroom influences public policy. In this book, David Marks, Michael Murray and Emee Vida Estacio take a holistic approach to health psychology, giving equal weight to the biological, psychological and social factors that impact health behaviour, culture and change. The text presents students with an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the field of health psychology and is supported by online resources for students and lecturers, including a range of case studies taken from across the world.
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The SAGE Handbook of Health Psychology

Establishing and maintaining healthy environments: Toward a social ecology of health promotion. American Psychologist, 47, 6–22. Stokols, D. (1996). Translating social ecological theory into guidelines for community health promotion.

Author: Stephen Sutton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847871640

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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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 Universität 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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Health Promotion A Psychosocial Approach

A Psychosocial Approach • Can the health of individuals be improved through community health programmes? ... Her research interests are in health psychology, health promotion, community health and critical social psychology.

Author: Christine Stephens

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335236947

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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"Stephens' important and timely book provides an urgently needed and insightful synthesis of the previously fragmented field of community health psychology. A wide range of case material from both rich and poor countries is framed within a skilfully articulated set of debates around core issues of theory, practice, research and ethics. This text should be compulsory reading for all practitioners and students of health promotion." Professor Catherine Campbell, Health, Community and Development Group, London School of Economics Can the health of individuals be improved through community health programmes? How can community health promotion programmes be more effective? How is health awareness measured and evaluated? In recent years, health promoters have focused their attention not just on individual lifestyle change, but on daily social and physical conditions that surround the individual. They are now looking towards lifestyle change based on community or socially-based interventions. This book argues for the importance of theoretical explanations that inform investigations of the social context of daily life, the social relations that affect opportunities for healthy lives, and the needs of communities. Examining theories from a critical and values oriented perspective, it looks at current theories of health and health promotion, and discusses why health inequalities exist. The book includes a practical grounding, using examples of community health promotion practice, such as community arts and local community models, based on material and research from Britain, New Zealand, Canada, the USA and South America. The media's role in health promotion is also investigated, drawing on current media theory and examining media representation and the public's interpretative response. Issues surrounding the evaluation of health promotion programmes are also discussed. Health Promotion: A Psychosocial Approach provides a critical and theoretical basis for practice in social and community approaches to health promotion. It is key reading for postgraduate students of health psychology or community psychology, as well as qualified practitioners in public health areas who are developing theory based community programmes.
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Key Concepts in Health Psychology

SIGNIFICANCE TO HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Health promotion activities have been the mainstay of public health policy andinterventionformany yearsinmany countries.Health promotion activities can be delivered at the individual level, ...

Author: Ian Albery

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473902978

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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While current textbooks in health psychology offer the reader some conceptual reasoning about different aspects of the discipline, there is no one source which provides an accessible, navigable and cross-referenced analysis of the major models and ideas in health psychology. Key Concepts in Health Psychology provides a `one stop' analysis of key issues, theories, models and methods in contemporary health psychology. It enables the reader to engage with a full range of approaches and methods in the field, and importantly to be able to appreciate the relationships between these.
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Handbook of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

This volume provides an overview of the important health promotion and disease prevention theories, methods, and policy issues.

Author: James M. Raczynski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461547891

Category: Medical

Page: 669

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This volume provides an overview of the important health promotion and disease prevention theories, methods, and policy issues. Applications of these theories and methods are reviewed to promote health through a variety of channels, for a variety of disease outcomes, and among a variety of populations. It can be used as a text for introductory causes to the field of health promotion and disease prevention, as well as a reference for researchers and practitioner's actively working in this area.
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Cambridge Handbook of Psychology Health and Medicine

Health education SECTION 2 : Psychological assessment and intervention GERJO KOK Department of Health Education , University of Limburg , Maastricht , The Netherlands HEALTH EDUCATION , HEALTH PROMOTION workers such as physicians and ...

Author: Andrew Baum

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521436869

Category: Medical

Page: 660

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A unique encyclopaedic handbook in this expanding field, draws on international and interdisciplinary expertise.
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