Health Psychology, 2nd Edition
September 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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—Professor Keith J Petrie, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
“This is an authoritative, up-to-date and comprehensive critical overview of Health Psychology, written by international experts and leaders in the field. The 31 chapters cover a wide range of key areas from health behaviours and interventions to psychobiological processes. They reflect current thinking in the application of theory to intervention design and evaluation and of scientific evidence to professional roles and training. A ‘must read’ for scientists and practitioners alike.”
—Professor Susan Michie, University College London
‘This book provides a distinctive and comprehensive overview which will appeal to a wide-ranging and international audience. It has an outstanding list of highly respected contributors. With its extensive coverage of the major issues in the field of health psychology, its up-to-date review of current thinking and knowledge, and its accessible organisation and format, this book will be an extremely valuable asset for any student, academic, or practitioner working in health psychology or a related field.’
— Dr Antonia Lyons, Massey University, New Zealand
Praise for the 1st edition:
"Health psychology has developed rapidly as a discipline over the past 25 years and this book gives a very valuable contemporary view of the area. The editors and authors are world experts in their fields and they offer a well-organised overview of the empirical evidence, theoretical approaches and opportunities for intervention in behaviour relevant to health, illness and healthcare."
—Prof Marie Johnston, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen
"Health Psychology offers a well-structured, state-of-the-art overview of the major theoretical, empirical, and practical issues, written by leading international experts. It is an indispensable companion for students, researchers and practitioners. Health Psychology is an essential volume that moves the field another step ahead."
—Wilmar Schaufeli, PhD, Director of the Research Institute Psychology & Health, Utrecht University
"Written by a team of internationally known writers and researchers in the field, this book stands out from other textbooks of health psychology. The opening chapter alone ought to be mandatory reading for anyone contemplating health psychology as a career and those in related professions, while the ensuing chapters give new interest to the major issues in current mainstream health psychology. This is a timely and welcome contribution to the discipline."
—Sandra Horn, School of Psychology, University of Southampton
"This volume constitutes a major step forward in the development of health psychology as a science and as a professional discipline by giving an up to date and thorough overview of the field, often with a refreshing European flavour. It offers a number of useful features like mentioning key studies for a certain area and proposing 'discussion points'."
—Prof Dr Jan Vinck, Limburgs Universitair Centrum, Belgium
"This comprehensive collection provides an authoritative overview of current thinking in health psychology research. A team of leading and predominantly European researchers map out the state of the science in an accessible and informative style."
—Prof Charles Abraham, Department of Psychology, University of Sussex
"Health Psychology is another very good textbook that has much to offer those with an interest in health psychology ... The content is densely packed, but the 'Chaper Outline' and 'Key Concepts' at the beginning of each chapter ensure that finding particular information is quick and easy ... The book has a contemporary feel to it, referring to up-to-date studies and ideas. Many of the chapters are thoughtful and critical, and often acknowledge current difficulties and shortcomings."
—Emma Dures, University of the West of England, Psychology, Health and Medicine, February 2005, 10(1): 122-124