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Applied Topics in Health Psychology



Applied Topics in Health Psychology

Marie Louise Caltabiano, Lina Ricciardelli

ISBN: 978-1-118-31452-4 August 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 560 Pages


This selection of in-depth, critical and comprehensive chapters on topical issues in applied health psychology features the work of key researchers and practitioners in the Australasian health system and deals with both theoretical and methodological aspects of the subject.

  • The first health psychology text aimed specifically at regional postgraduate trainees
  • Covers an array of topics and issues and focuses on applied aspects of clinical health and health promotion
  • Includes both specialized topics and new frontiers of research
  • Contextualizes health psychology teaching and learning for Australasian students
About the Editors ix

About the Contributors xi

Foreword xxiii

Preface xxv

Acknowledgments xxix

Part 1 Health Behavior Change and Enhancing Health Behaviors

1 Health Behavior Change Techniques 3
Helen Lindner and Laura Sciacchitano

2 Health Coaching: Facilitating Health Behavior Change for Chronic Condition Prevention and Self-Management 15
Janette Gale and Helen Skouteris

3 Physical Activity: An Evidence-Based Examination ofWhy, How Much, and How to Increase It 29
Paul O’Halloran

4 Distinguishing Between Positive and Negative Exercise Habits 44
J. Robert Grove, Ben Jackson, Jay-Lee Longbottom, and Nikola Medic

Part 2 Age, Gender, and Cultural Factors in Health

5 Promoting AgingWell: Psychological Contributions 57
Colette Browning, Chyrisse Heine, and Shane Thomas

6 Gender, Gender-Role Stereotypes, and Health 72
Robert J. Williams

7 Culture and Health: An Australian Perspective 84
Lina A. Ricciardelli, David Mellor, Marita P. McCabe, Alexander J. Mussap, and Christina A. Kolar

Part 3 Health andWellbeing

8 The Relationship Between SubjectiveWellbeing and Health 101
Robert A. Cummins

9 Developing Conceptual Models of PsychosocialWellbeing: Pursuing Better Health Outcomes 112
Lyn G. Courtney, Nerina J. Caltabiano, and Marie L. Caltabiano

10 Companion Animals and Physical Health: The Role of Health Psychology 134
Anna Chur-Hansen and Helen R. Winefield

11 Oral Health andWellbeing 143
Evelyn L. C. Howe

12 Health Psychology in Relation to Employment 158
Helen R. Winefield

Part 4 Health Conditions and Health Issues

13 “My Genes are my Destiny”: Psychosocial Aspects of Genetic Risk Assessment for Illness Susceptibility 171
Kerry Sherman and Nadine Kasparian

14 Psychological Implications of Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technologies 185
Sarah Nowoweiski

15 The Psychological Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Human Immunodeficiency Virus 199
Danielle C. Newton

16 Identification and Treatment of Depression in the Perinatal Period 212
Jeannette Milgrom and Alan W. Gemmill

17 From Insomnia to Healthy Sleep: Cognitive-Behavioral Applications 228
Delwyn Bartlett and Moira Junge

18 Living with a Craniofacial Condition 242
Rachel M. Roberts and Jane L. Mathias

Part 5 Body Image, Eating Problems, and Obesity

19 Body Image and Health 259
Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Lina A. Ricciardelli, Marita P. McCabe, and Brigitte Laville

20 Maladaptive Eating Practices as Precursors to Eating Disorders: A Method of Assessment 278
Justine L. Ebenreuter and Richard E. Hicks

21 Maternal Obesity Through Pregnancy and the Postpartum: Psychosocial Determinants and the Implications for Childhood Obesity 288
Helen Skouteris

22 The Role of Psychology in Overweight and Obesity Management 303
Leah Brennan and Kylie Murphy

Part 6 Substance Use: Prevention and Treatment

23 Reducing Harmful Alcohol Consumption in Community Sports Clubs: A Settings-Based Approach to Health Promotion Psychology 319
Bosco C. Rowland, JohnW. Toumbourou, and Felicity C. Allen

24 Substance-Use Disorders in Young People: Evidence-Based Prevention and Treatment 333
Adrian B. Kelly, Jason P. Connor, and John W. Toumbourou

25 Metacognitive Therapy for Alcohol Abuse and Dependence 348
Esben Strodl, Dawn Proctor, David Kavanagh, and Lee Beames

Part 7 Chronic Illness: Facilitating Adjustment

26 Psycho-oncology: The Role of Psychology in Cancer Care 363
Sue Burney and Jane Fletcher

27 Psychological Approaches to Assisting Individuals Diagnosed with Cancer 376
Lisa Beatty and Melissa Oxlad

28 Major Musculoskeletal Disorders and their Management 391
Felicity C. Allen

29 Rumination as a Cognitive Process in Chronic Illness 405
Heather Soo and Kerry Sherman

30 Illness Cognition, Coping, and Emotion in the Management of Diabetes: Evidence-Based Interventions for Self-Regulation 415
Marie L. Caltabiano

31 The Experience and Management of Asthma 435
Felicity C. Allen

32 Enhancing Adherence to Medications 446
Mitchell K. Byrne

33 Psychological Management of the Common Primary Headaches 462
Paul R. Martin

34 Interdisciplinary Pain Management: The Role of the Psychologist 477
Jacqui Stanford and Lester E. Jones

Part 8 Multidisciplinary Approaches

35 Working in Healthcare Teams: A Nursing Perspective 495
Ann Bonner and Julie Pryor

36 The General Practice Team and Allied Health Professionals 505
Jennifer Chamberlain-Salaun, Jane Mills, and Nichola Davis

Index 517

US (processed November 20, 2012):

Health Psychology
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Journal of Psychosomatic Research
International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Social Sciences and Medicine

UK (processed 19.11.12)
British Journal of Health Psychology (author request)
Journal of Health Psychology (author request)
Psychology & Health (European) (author request)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being (author request)
International Journal of Wellbeing (New Zealand) (author request)
Body Image (author request)
Health Promotion Journal of Australia (author request)
Australian Journal of Psychology (author request)
Australian Psychologist (author request)
Clinical Psychologist (author request)
The Psychologist
Health Psychology Update
Psychology and Health
Current Issues in Health Psychology