International Review of Health Psychology, Volume 1
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International Review of Health Psychology Volume 1 Edited by S. Maes, Leiden University, The Netherlands, H. Leventhal, Rutgers University, USA and M. Johnston, University of St Andrews, Scotland The aim of this new annual series on health psychology is to provide practitioners, lecturers, graduate students and researchers working in the field of health psychology and related disciplines with a stimulating and useful overview of the field. Review type chapters covering the following areas of health psychology will be published: general concepts and methodology; health behaviour and health promotion; illness behaviour and health care; practical and professional issues. This first volume contains contributions from different parts of the world on "Gender and health", "Self-assessed health and mortality", "Stress and coronary heart disease", "Childhood obesity", "Health promotion at the worksite", "Chronic diseases in childhood", "Doctor-patient communication", "Health psychology in Africa" and "Health psychology in Australia". The selection of topics for this first volume represents the international perspective of this new series.