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Health Psychology

Health Psychology

  • Author: Karen Rodham
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230364837
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 200
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Why is having a good diet and getting plenty of exercise so important for our health? How do we know that smoking is bad for us? In this illuminating introduction, Rodham unpacks the relationship between our behaviour and health, exploring the principal areas that concern health psychologists, including health promotion, policy and specific issues such as eating behaviour and stress. Whatever your level of study, this overview of health psychology will help you get to grips with the main issues and allow you to push your understanding further.

Health Psychology

Health Psychology

A Critical Introduction

  • Author: Antonia C. Lyons
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1352002558
  • Category: Attitude to health
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Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology

  • Author: Amanda Ludlow,Roberto Gutierrez
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137325011
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 204
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This accessible introduction to developmental psychology examines how children develop, from language development to social learning and the development of emotion. Comprehensive and engaging, it is the ideal introduction for A-level and undergraduate students, and for anyone interested in learning more about development in childhood.

Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology

  • Author: Adrian J. Scott
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230364764
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 256
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This introduction shows the reader how much forensic psychology informs us about every step of the criminal process. From biological, social and cognitive theories of crime to eyewitness testimony and the penal system, this is essential reading for students seeking a deeper understanding of the key topics.

The Psychology of Relationships

The Psychology of Relationships

  • Author: Julia Willerton
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230364756
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 200
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Relationships are central to our lives, influencing our health, sense of identity and happiness. In this accessible introduction, Willerton looks at how we develop and maintain relationships, piecing together insights that span health, social interaction, evolutionary origins and developmental psychology. Whatever your level of study or interest, this engaging discussion reveals how psychology can enhance your understanding of personal relationships.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Author: Graham Davey,Suzanne Dash,Frances Meeten
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137308702
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 224
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Obsessive compulsive disorder is a disabling and distressing mental health problem. This accessible introduction examines OCD's causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and is richly illustrated with case studies, making it engaging reading for anyone wishing to understand this complex mental health problem.

Phobias

Phobias

  • Author: Heather Buchanan,Neil Coulson
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 113726764X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 184
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Anxiety is a natural part of life – but what happens when everyday anxieties start to dominate our lives, or when we become overwhelmingly anxious about a particular object or situation? In this friendly and engaging introduction, the authors consider these questions by discussing a range of specific and social phobias, along with their symptoms, effects and treatment. Whatever your level of study, this book will help you to develop your understanding of phobias, why they develop and the effectiveness of different treatments.

Depression

Depression

  • Author: Chris Irons
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137311398
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 244
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It has been estimated that depression may affect 12-18% of people at some point during their lifetime. This accessible introduction covers the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of clinical depression, and is engaging reading for anyone wishing to understand this complex mental health problem.

Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology

Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology

  • Author: Poul Rohleder,Antonia C. Lyons
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137291052
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 344
  • View: 5200
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Why are qualitative methods so important to clinical and health psychology research? How do you decide which methods to use? Can you successfully combine qualitative and quantitative methods? Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health Psychology: - Features contributions from world-leading experts in the field; - Includes chapters on issues, methodologies and methods often overlooked in qualitative research books, including psychoanalytic methods and discussions of culture and language; - Uses a wealth of examples from research projects to show you how to apply the theory to real research. This comprehensive textbook is the ideal guide for anybody who wishes to develop their understanding of qualitative methods and to learn how to apply them in clinical and health psychology.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

  • Author: Kevin Silber
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137446528
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 216
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This comprehensive introduction to schizophrenia is an ideal starting point for students. It covers the theoretical foundations of different perspectives of schizophrenia, including medical, evolutionary and social, to give readers a solid grounding and then discusses the various forms of treatments and the arguments surrounding each perspective.