- Tapa dura: 300 páginas
- Editor: Routledge; Edición: 1 (27 de agosto de 2015)
- Colección: Topics in Applied Psychology
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1138129216
- ISBN-13: 978-1138129214
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Health Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology (Inglés)
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Topics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible, integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. The books are written by leading figures in their field and provide a comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic. They incorporate a range of features to bring psychology to life including case histories, research methods, ethical debate and learner activities. Each chapter opens with learning objectives to consolidate key points. A reading list and sample essay questions at the end of chapters enable further independent study. The series also offers an appreciation of multiple perspectives, examines the relationship between psychology and other cognate disciplines and discusses recent developments in each field.
Topics in Applied Psychology will provide you with the tools you need to engage with, enjoy and understand your applied psychology discipline, ultimately ensuring confidence and success in exams as well as a comprehensive grounding in the profession.
Health Psychology guides the reader through core issues in health psychology research and practice. Each chapter builds on previous ones so that the text provides an overview of the field rather than presenting a compendium of topics. The book discusses mechanisms, models and methods and examines how biological, cognitive, affective and social processes impact on health and illness. It also explores how stress and coping mechanisms affect health behaviours and the psychological determinants of health behaviour. Two chapters focus on how psychological research can be applied to change health-related attitudes and behaviours. Communication between the patient and practitioner is examined as is the role of the health psychologist.
The integrated and interactive approach, combined with the comprehensive coverage, make this book the ideal companion for courses in health psychology.
Other books in the series include: Clinical Psychology, Criminal Psychology, Educational Psychology, Organizational and Work Psychology and Sport and Exercise Psychology.
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Charles Abraham is Professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex. Mark Conner is Professor of Applied Social Psychology at the University of Leeds. Fiona Jones is Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds. Daryl O'Connor is Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds.
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As I'm relatively new to Kindle, and only use Kindle for Mac and iPhone, I imagine that the things that are a little more difficult to work with are more features of Kindle than this e-book, but I do find it a little bit annoying that there is not an easy way to flick back and forward through the text (more than one page at a time) and that there is no way to know how far through a particular chapter you are. In a novel it wouldn't be an issue, but in a text for study where the book is used differently and flicking back and forward is reasonably necessary it does make it a little more clunky. Who knows though, maybe there is some feature I haven't enabled or am not yet aware of that would solve this problem for me. ;-)
I'd still recommend this, I feel good about saving paper, and not lugging around a hefty book that I may only refer to a handful of times throughout my career.