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This textbook gives a clear and thought-provoking introduction to the critical issues related to health, illness and disability in clinical and health psychology. Challenging some of the preconceptions of ill-health of the biomedical approach, the book explores how health and illness is often shaped by factors such as culture, poverty, gender and sexuality, and examines how these influences impact on the experience and treatment of physical and mental illness as well as disability. Students are introduced to literature from disciplines other than psychology to provide multiple perspectives on these complex issues.

Understanding and Changing Health Behaviours
Understanding and changing health behaviours
Introduction

This chapter is more concerned with health psychology, rather than clinical psychology. The chapter reviews some of the most cited models of health behaviour, which are used in health psychology as models for predicting and changing health behaviours. As we shall see, these models ...

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