About the Author
About the editors Stan Maes is professor of health psychology at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He is a clinical psychologist and is president elect of the Health Psychology Division of the International Association of Applied Psychology. He is also founder of the European Association of Health Psychology. Professor Maes has published three books and over 50 journal articles on health education, doctor-patient relationship and psychological aspects of various medical diseases. Harold Leventhal is research professor of psychology at the Institute for Health, Rutgers University, a fellow of AAAS, APA Divisions 8 and 38, and a recipient of Division 38's Senior Investigator Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award of the Psychology Department of UNC, Chapel Hill. He has published over 170 articles and chapters, chaired the NIH Behavioral Medicine Study Section, and was associate editor of Health Psychology. Marie Johnston is reader in psychology at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and is a clinical psychologist. She was the first chair of the Health Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society and is president elect of the European Health Psychology Society. Dr Johnston is the editor of Stress and Medical Procedures (1990) and Applications in Health Psychology (1990) and has published articles on coping with medical procedures and chronic disease.