Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions - An Australian Perpective

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Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions - An Australian Perpective

ISBN : 9780471341277
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
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Overview Health Psychology is an Australian adaptation of the well-respected text of same name by Edward Sarafino. The text draws from current research, both Australian and overseas, and from the theories of many disciplines to describe how psychology and health are interconnected. It uses a biopsychosocial model to synthesise all the information. The text is logically and systematically organised, widely researched and well documanted by contemporary material. Its presentation is clear and erudite, and it is illustrated in a way that brings local health psychology alive. Whilst the coverage is comprehensive and scholarly, it is written in such an accessible and engaging fashion that the reader is never overwhelmed. SPECIFIC TO THE AUSTRALIAN EDITION *Retains Sarafino?s structure, broad scope, biopsychosocial theme, pedagogical features and clear and accessible style *Includes Australian research and incidence statistics for disease, health risk and mortality *Documents Australian health programs *Considers holistic approaches to health psychology *Clarifies that a great deal of original work in health psychology of the highest standard is being conducted in Australia and affirms the relevance of both the area and the book to Australian readers

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