This volume introduces students to a range of psychological theories and research, supported by evidence from health psychology. Applications are offered within a variety of health-care settings, with an emphasis on health promotion and preventative care. The authors draw upon their clinical, teaching and research experience to engage the student's interest through the use of case examples, special research-based topics and exercises for group discussion or individual study. The text has been designed with the student in mind: a comprehensive reference list is provided at the end of the book, together with a glossary of terms. The text is illustrated throughout with diagrams, tables and graphs. This book is intended for all students undertaking diploma or degree-level courses in nursing, health and social care.