The Social Psychology of Health : Essays and Readings (2004, Paperback)

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Publication Year: 2004 Year: 2004
Language: English Subject: Psychology
Format: Paperback ISBN:

9780761928218

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9780761928218

The Social Psychology of Health : Essays and Readings (2004, Paperback)

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Synopsis
The Social Psychology of Health is a reader that provides an integrative approach to understanding health psychology focused around social psychological principles. The Social Psychology of Health: Essays and Readings provides an integrative approach to understanding health psychology using social psychological principles. It contains 26 readings grouped into five sections. The first section includes an overview of the multiple disciplines and perspectives that contribute to theory and research in health psychology and behavioral medicine: psychology, sociology, epidemiology, and public health. The remaining four sections cover major topics within the field of health psychology, mirroring the major topical coverage of most introductory health psychology textbooks. This coverage ranges from health attitude change to the health-care setting, stress and coping and social relationships, and health policy. The key feature of the book is its text/reader format. Editors William D. Marelich and Jeff S. Erger introduce each section with a jargon-free lead-in essay designed to engage readers with explanatory narratives about each topic. Each section then moves to a selection of classic readings that introduce students to some of the best original research in the words of the researchers themselves. These readings include both empirical and theoretical articles from psychology-related journals, featuring a mix of qualitative and quantitative studies. The Social Psychology of Health also features a range of readings emphasizing the breadth of this multidisciplinary field, with contributions from social psychologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, and public health professionals. These entries expose students to areas seldom addressed in typical health psychology texts, such as epidemiology. This engaging design brings unity to the volume and provides an easily accessible context for student readers. This reader provides an integrative approach to understanding health psychology focused around social psychological principles. The 26 readings are grouped into five sections. The first, foundational section includes an overview of the multiple disciplines and perspectives that contribute to theory and research in health psychology and behavioural medicine: psychology, sociology, epidemiology, and public health. The remaining four sections cover major topics within the field of health psychology, mirroring the major topical coverage of most introductory health psychology textbooks, from health attitude change to the health-care setting, stress and coping and social relationships, and health policy.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0761928219
ISBN-13 9780761928218

Key Details
Number Of Pages 368 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2004-02-03
Language English
Publisher SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication Year 2004

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2004
Illustrated Yes

Dimensions
Weight 22 Oz
Height 0.8 In.
Width 7.4 In.
Length 9.1 In.

Target Audience
Group College Audience

Classification Method
LCCN 2003-024761
LC Classification Number R726.7.S697 2004
Dewey Decimal 616.89
Dewey Edition 22

Contributors
Edited by Jeff S. Erger, William D. Marelich

Table Of Content
PART I. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH: FOUNDATIONSEssay I-1: Introduction to The Social Psychology of HealthEssay I-2: Health & Illness Seen Through Different LensesOverviews from Various Fields1. Taylor, S.E. (1990). Health Psychology: The science & the field.2. Brown, P. (1991). Themes in medical sociology3. Mullan, F. (2000). Don Quixote, Machiavelli, & Robin Hood: Public health practice, past & present4. MacDonald, K.L., et al. (1985). Type A botulism from saut�ed onions: Clinical & epidemiologic observations.Cause-Effect & Health Status5. Engel, G.L. (1977). The need for a new medical model: A challenge for biomedicine.6. Conrad, P. (1975). The discovery of Hyperkinesis: Notes on the medicalization of deviant behavior.Health Outcomes7. Kaplan, R. M. (1990). Behavior as the central outcome in health care.PART II. HEALTH ATTITUDE CHANGEEssay II: Social Theory, Conforming, & the Change of Health Attitudes & BehaviorsOverview of Change Strategies8. Marelich, W.D., & Rotheram-Borus, M.J. (1999). From individual to social change: The present & future directions of health interventions.Individual & Group Change Models9. Larson, E.B., et al. (1982). Do postcard reminders improve influenza vaccination compliance?10. Wulfert, E., & Wan, C.K. (1993). Condom use: A self-efficacy model.11. Hausenblas, H.A., Carron, A.V., & Mack, D.E. (1997). Application of the theories of reasoned action & planned behavior to exercise behavior: A meta-analysis.12. Kelly, J.A., et al. (1991). HIV risk behavior reduction following interventions with key opinion leaders of population: An experimental analysis.Designing Health Behavior Interventions13. Rothman, A. J., et al.. (1999). The systematic influence of gain- & loss-framed messages on interest in & use of different types of health behavior.PART III. THE HEALTH-CARE SETTINGEssay III: Health Care Settings & Their Social DynamicsThe Patient-Provider Interaction14. Emerson, J.P. (1970). Behavior in private places: Sustaining definitions of reality in gynecological examinations.15. Erger, J., et al. (2000). HIV health care provider/patient interaction: Observations of the process of providing antiretroviral treatment.Setting Defining the Illness16. Rosenhan, D.L. (1973). On being sane in insane places.PART IV. STRESS, COPING, & SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPSEssay IV: The Process of Stress, Coping, & EmpowermentStressful Life Events & the Structure of Coping17. Rabkin, J.G., & Struening, E.L. (1976). Life events, stress, & illness.18. Folkman, S., & Lazarus, R.S. (1980). An analysis of coping in a middle-aged community sample.On Social Relationships & Health19. House, J.S., Landis, K.R., & Umberson, D. (1988). Social relationships & health.Personal Responsibility & the Empowered Patient20. Langer, E.J., & Rodin, J. (1976). The effects of choice & enhanced personal responsibility for the aged: A field experiment in an institutional setting.21. Marelich, W.D., et al. (2002). HIV/AIDS patient involvement in antiretroviral treatment decisions.PART V. HEALTH POLICY & FUTURE PATHSEssay V: Health Policy, Future Paths, & ConcernsHealth Policy & Activism22. Foreman, C.H. (1994). Institutions.23. Wachter, R.M. (1992). AIDS, activism, & the politics of health.Behavior Change & Ethics24. Kipnis, D. (1994). Accounting for the use of behavior technologies in social psychology.Looking to the Future of Health25. Kaplan, R.M. (2000). Two pathways to prevention.Of Future Concern: Bioterrorism, Health, & Social Response26. Holloway, H.C., et al. (1997). The threat of biological weapons: Prophylaxis & mitigation of psychological & social consequences.

Reviews
“The content of the individual essays and the introductions to the articles are thorough and very readable. Students will find them to be helpful orientations to the articles they are about to read. . . . The strength of this volume is the product of the disciplinary backgrounds of the authors. They have done a good job of actually drawing together into one volume significant articles from psychology, sociology, and to some extent, epidemiology and public health. This increases the range of the book. Most importantly from an educational standpoint, it supports an interdisciplinary approach to the social psychology of health.” “The volume includes classic readings as well as more up-to-date selections, and most are engaging, interesting, and easy to read. . . . The volume editors do a wonderful job of explaining concepts in easy-to-understand language and provide useful examples that students should be able to relate to. Undergraduates should find this a fun and relevant book to read, and the essays should provide a good starting point for class discussions. . . . One strength of the book is the breadth. The volume editors obviously have extensive knowledge and different perspectives to bring to this area.”

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