"...a comprehensive overview of psychological knowledge inrelation to health and illness. I particularly liked the book's emphasis on theoretical explanations of health behaviour. The clear and accessible style of writing and the way theory is applied through illustrative examples make this book very useful for teaching purposes." - Ad Kaptein, Editor Psychology and Health "Jane Ogden has succeeded in producing a very clear, readable and up-to-datecritical overview of health psychology with a refreshing European focus." - John Weinman, UMDS Guy's and St Thomas's "Jane Ogden has produced a superb source-book of information for nurses and other health professionals...Although this is a textbook, I found it easy to become engrossed in it as an interesting book in its own right...The book is extremely well produced and attractively packaged. It is also priced at a level that is likely to make it popular with, and accessible to, a wide range of readers...If you are looking for a good way into the topic of health psychology, you need look no further."- Nursing Times "...a great achievement..an excellent textbook. It should be recommended to all who are interested in an up-to-date overview of health psychology." - Journal of Health Psychology "...a welcome addition...It is highly recommended for anyone organising courses on health psychology."- De Psycholoog "...works particularly well as a textbook as it is clearly laid out, incorporates chapter overviews, provides questions and discussion points, and draws on extensive research from around the world." - Journal of Epidemiology and Community Care "...a comprehensive and well written introduction to general health psychology." - Journal of Advanced Nursing "...now that Jane Ogden's book has been published I feel that health psychology has finally come of age." - Psychology Teaching Review.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Jane Ogden is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Surrey, UK. Her research interests include eating behaviours, obesity, health communication and women’s health.