Introduction to Health Psychology in Australia
Describe, Predict, InterveneFor courses in Health Psychology found in Nursing and Allied Health Departments, as well as in Psychology Departments. Introduction to Health Psychology in Australia provides comprehensive, balanced and up-to-date coverage of health psychology from an Australian and international perspective. The text covers all mainstream health psychology topics such as risk behaviour, stress and illness, family life and public health with analyses and evaluations of contemporary issues such as cross-cultural dimensions of health and illness, biological systems, lifespan influences and the impact of illness on family carers. Following the approach that describing, predicting and intervening are the goals of health psychologists, the authors present issues, then introduce the theory and research evidence and assess the relevant interventions. Health promotion across the lifespan is discussed throughout the text.