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Library Resources for Researching Health Psychology
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Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine
Offers an entirely up-to-date, comprehensive, accessible, one-stop resource for clinical psychologists, mental health professionals and specialists in health-related matters.

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Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior
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.

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Key Concepts in Health Psychology
Aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the key issues, theories, models, and methods in contemporary health psychology.

Psychological Methods of Overcoming & Preventing Illness

  • Health Promotion and Intervention
    From Key Concepts in Health Psychology Health psychology is concerned with how psychological processes are important for understanding how we maximize longevity and facilitate quality of life. Health promotion builds on this assumption and concerns 'any event, process or activity that facilitates the protection or improvement of the health status of individuals, groups, communities or population. MORE
  • Health Promotion and Intervention and: Doctor-Patient Communication
    From Key Concepts in Health Psychology Psychologists have been particularly interested in studying the relationship between various factors inherent in the doctor-patient communication setting and compliance to recommended courses of action. A plethora of evidence has shown that a significant proportion of patients had stated that they were not satisfied with the medical consultations they had experienced. MORE
  • Social Cognitive Models and: Health Belief Model
    From Key Concepts in Health Psychology Health psychologists are interested in what factors are important for understanding how people adopt and change adaptive or maladaptive health behaviours. Some of these factors are cognitively based (such as beliefs and attitudes) and relate to the thinking processes involved in a person making a decision to act in a particular way. The health belief model (HBM) is one such model that specifies how individuals cognitively represent health behaviours and which components are important for predicting self-protective health behaviour. MORE

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