The Psychology of Lifestyle

Promoting Healthy Behaviour

Author: Kathryn Thirlaway,Dominic Upton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135267286

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Improving lifestyles is thought to be one of the most effective means of reducing mortality and morbidity in the developed world. However, despite decades of health promotion, there has been no significant difference to lifestyles and instead there are rising levels of inactivity and obesity. The Psychology of Lifestyle addresses the role psychology can play in reversing the trend of deleterious lifestyle choices. It considers the common characteristics of lifestyle behaviours and reflects on how we can inform and improve interventions to promote healthy lifestyles. Health promotion has taught people what a healthy lifestyle is – now we need to enable people to live that life. The chapters cover key lifestyle behaviours that impact on health –smoking, eating, physical activity, drinking, sex and drug use – as well as combinations of behaviours. Each chapter contains interventions that have been developed to influence and promote lifestyle change among patients and clients. This unique book will enable readers to develop a clear theoretical and practical grasp of the psychological principles involved in all aspects of lifestyle change. It is an invaluable resource for students and professionals committed to health promotion within all health-related disciplines.
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Promoting Healthy Behaviour

A Practical Guide

Author: Dominic Upton,Katie Thirlaway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317818865

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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There is ever growing recognition by governments and healthcare professionals of the need to respond to the challenges of preventable diseases, especially so-called "lifestyle diseases", and of the influence that social class, gender, ethnicity, as well as individual differences play in health. This text explores the fundamental importance of psychology in the development of these lifestyle diseases, and how an understanding of psychological models is essential for the healthcare practitioner to predict behaviours and develop evidence-based interventions. This thoroughly updated edition includes new chapters looking at health inequalities, health promotion, working with special populations and understanding the role of social and psychological factors in some common conditions. These four additional chapters will enable the reader to better understand the place of lifestyle change within wider society. Beginning with an introduction to healthy behaviour and the context that health practitioners work in, the book goes on to look at issues, including: The role of psychology in lifestyle change Diet, alcohol, smoking and active lifestyles Sexual behaviour Chronic illness and vulnerable populations. Each chapter includes key features including learning objectives, case studies, key points and discussion questions, as well as how to apply the various research and theories to practice. Promoting Healthy Behaviour is a practical and informative guide for your practice both now and in the future, and is invaluable reading for healthcare professionals at any stage of their careers.
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Health Psychology

Author: Anthony J. Curtis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415192736

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

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"Health Psychology is tailor-made for the student new to higher-level study. With its helpful textbook features provided to assist in examination and learning techniques, it should interest all introductory psychology students, as well as those training for the caring services, whether nurses, paramedics or social workers."--BOOK JACKET.
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Social Psychology and Health

Author: Wolfgang Stroebe

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335240526

Category: Psychology

Page: 397

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This book applies the most recent social psychological research to health psychology, arguing for an integrative approach to interventions.
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Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior

Author: Norman B. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761923608

Category: Medical

Page: 1016

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This Encyclopedia was designed with the overarching goal to collect together in a single resource the knowledge generated by this interdisciplinary field, highlighting the links between science and practice. In it, scholars, health care practitioners and the general public will find a wealth of information on topics such as physical activity, stress and health, smoking, pain management, social support and health, cardiovascular health, health promotion, and HIV/AIDS. This two-volume set includes more than 200 entries on topics covering all aspects of health and behavior. In addition, the Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior includes a comprehensive set of additional resources with entries on selected organizations and an appendix with a detailed annotated listing of such organizations as well as Web sites of interest.
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Psychology for health professionals

Author: Patricia Barkway

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072958156X

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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Introduction to Psychology for Health Carers

Author: Julia Russell

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748780747

Category: Medical

Page: 257

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This book provides an accessible introduction to psychological research and theory, relating these to healthcare experiences and practice. It explains how psychological theories can be used to interpret, explain and actively influence a student’s own experience of, and practice in, everyday contexts. The book includes student interviews to enhance applicability of examples offered.
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Health Psychology

Theory and Practice

Author: Felicity Allen

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781864486599

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

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A comprehensive introduction to health psychology which covers both health enhancing and hazardous behaviours, as well as ways of encouraging people to improve their health.
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The Psychology of Preventive Health

Author: Marian Pitts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134843402

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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Should I vaccinate my child? Can we stop ourselves getting cancer? How much can I safely drink? These are the everyday questions that health educators and promoters face from the public, but how should they best be answered? From her extensive experience in health psychology Marian Pitts provides an overview of the latest research in the area of preventive health and questions some underlying assumptions in current practice. The Psychology of Preventive Health is written for students and health professionals interested in widening their perspectives on issues concerning primary health care.
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Foundations for Health Promotion E-Book

Author: Jennie Naidoo,Jane Wills

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037532

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Hugely popular with students, Health Promotion is now in its third edition, and has been thoroughly updated to provide the theoretical framework that is vital for health promotion. It offers a foundation for practice that encourages students and practitioners to identify opportunities for health promotion in their area of work. • Fully updated to reflect the many changes in health promotion theory, practice and policy • Illustrative examples, activities and discussion points encourage interaction and reflection • Unique, user-friendly approach makes learning easy Fully revised and updated information, guidelines, and reference provide the latest information for clinical practice. New illustrations clarify important health promotion concepts.
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Work and Leisure

Author: John T. Haworth,Anthony J. Veal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134531966

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Globalization, economic development and changes in social environments have put the relationships between work, leisure, social structure and quality of life under the spotlight. Profound transformations in the nature and organization of work are occurring, with potentially far-reaching social and economic consequences. Increasingly, organizations demand greater flexibility from their workforces and are introducing new technologies and practices in response to global competitive pressures. At the same time many employees are experiencing long working hours, increasing workloads and job insecurity, along with the challenge of balancing work and domestic responsibilities. These changes threaten long-term gain in leisure time while, simultaneously, the leisure environment is also changing radically, as we see increasing commercialization and professionalization of leisure services and experiences, the influence of the Internet, the rise of gambling and the decline of community-based activity. Exploring all of these issues, this book brings together specially commissioned chapters from international experts in a wide range of disciplines concerned with work, leisure and well-being. Each author takes stock of the current position, identifies core practical and theoretical issues and discusses possible future trends in order to provide an invaluable resource for all policy-makers, educators, employers and researchers in the field.
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Health Psychology in Action

Author: Mark Forshaw,David Sheffield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119942179

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 8881

A definitive guide to the growing field of health psychology, which showcases contributions from academics and professionals working at the cutting edge of their discipline. Explores the field of modern health psychology, its latest developments, and how it fits into the contexts of modern healthcare, industry and academia Offers practical, real-world examples and applications for psychological theory in health care settings Provides a timely resource to support the new HPC registration of health and other psychologists Includes contributions from practitioners in a wide range of health care settings who share their own vivid personal experiences, as well as more general guidance to applying theory in practice
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From Health Behaviours to Health Practices

Critical Perspectives

Author: Simon Cohn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118898370

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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A wide range of international contributions draw on theoreticaland empirical sources to explore whether alternatives exist to bothconceptualise and conduct research into what people do anddon’t do, in relation to their health and experiences ofillness. Presents a collection of international contributions thatcomplement, as well as critique, dominant conceptualisations ofhealth behaviour Includes a wide range of both theoretical perspectives andempirical cases Reasserts the unique contribution social sciences can make tohealth research Challenges assumptions about the usefulness of the concept ofhealth behaviour A timely publication given the rise of chronic and lifestylediseases and the resulting changes in global health agendas
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Handbook of Health Behavior Research I

Personal and Social Determinants

Author: David S. Gochman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306454431

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 506

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The primary objective of this Handbook is to provide statements about health behaviour research as a basic body of knowledge moving into the 21st century. It is expected that the Handbook will remain in use and current through 2005, at least. The Handbook presents a broad and representative selection of mid-1990s health behaviour findings and concepts in a single work. While texts and books of readings are available in related areas, such as health psychology, medical anthropology, medical sociology, behavioural health, behavioural risk factors, and changing health behaviours, none of these works was intended to address basic research-generated knowledge of health behaviour, and none was intended to transcend individual disciplines. Accordingly, none of these works presents a broad and representative spectrum of basic health behaviour research reflecting multidisciplinary activities. One work with a title identical to this one but for one word, the Handbook of Health Behaviour Change (Shumaker et al., 1990), deals almost exclusively with applications. This Handbook thus presents the reader with the "state of the art" in health behaviour research, something not found elsewhere.
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Health Psychology

Author: David French,Kavita Vedhara,Ad A. Kaptein,John Weinman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405194618

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 4828

Now in its second edition, Health Psychology is substantially revised and updated to offer the greatest coverage of this rapidly expanding discipline. Updated edition which provides students with a critical, thought-provoking and comprehensive introduction to the discipline Clearly and critically outlines the major areas of theory and research Chapters written by world-leading health psychologists Includes end-of-chapter discussion points and an extensive glossary of terms
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Health Psychology

A Lifespan Perspective

Author: Gillian N. Penny,Paul Bennett,Mike Herbert

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9783718654154

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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The psychology of health is a rapidly expanding field within psychology. It draws upon a number of areas of psychology for its theoretical base but, whilst the contribution of social and cognitive psychology is widely acknowledged, that of lifespan psychology is perhaps less well recognised. However, a lifespan perspective has much to offer the health psychologist in the search for a more comprehensive understanding of health and illness. This book brings together European, American and Australian researchers whose interests in health psychology can be located within a lifespan context. The book explores the relevance of developmental and ageing processes to such issues as health and illness perception, illness prevention and health promotion, the experience of chronic illness, health and illness behaviour and the costs and consequences of illness. It does so by addressing specific health concerns within each of five stages in the life-cycle-childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood and old age. Thus, for example, the implications of emergent sexuality for health are addressed within the section on adolescence, psychological aspects of reproductive failure and the new technologies are considered within the section on early adulthood whilst issues of social support, social control and health are explored in the section on old age. Taken as a whole, the book offers the reader an interesting and informative illustration of the ways in which a lifespan perspective can enhance our understanding of health and illness.
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Psychology and Health

Author: Philippe Harari,Karen Legge

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435806590

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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Promoting Health: A Practical Guide - E-Book

Forewords: Linda Ewles & Ina Simnett; Richard Parish

Author: Angela Scriven

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044393

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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This title is now out of print. A new version with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044564. Promoting Health is a seminal text that has been used in the training and education of health promoters over the last 25 years and has shaped health promotion practice in the UK. This 6th edition has undergone significant revision by a new author, Angela Scriven, a leading academic widely published in the health-promotion field, bringing it up to date with current practice. The text provides an accessible practical guide for all those involved in health promotion. Concerned with the what, why, who and how of health promotion, it is invaluable to students of the discipline. Fully updated to meet the needs of today’s public health practitioners Case studies and exercises enable application of ideas Provides practice and guidance on report writing, running meetings and working with the media and influencing policy Discusses working with groups and networks, as well as individual clients User-friendly, interactive style New, contemporary format
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Health Promotion in Midwifery 2nd Edition: Principles and practice

Author: Jan Bowden,Vicky Manning

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444113313

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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Health Promotion in Midwifery explores the principles of health promotion within the practical context of midwifery. It clearly outlines and discusses the midwife’s role in health promotion, making it essential reading for all student and practising midwives, as well as clinical practitioners. Emphasizing the link between theory and practice, the second edition incorporates chapters on domestic violence, sexual health, breastfeeding, and mental health promotion. Text boxes make the text accessible and user-friendly and case studies and summaries put the material in practical context. Additional readings encourage readers to further research and reflection on their own practice. Throughout the book, the importance of the role of the midwife in health promotion is emphasized. This second edition brings together contributions from a variety of experienced practitioners.
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