The Health Psychology Reader is designed to complement and support the recent textbook Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice by David F. Marks, Michael Murray, Brian Evans and Carla Willig (SAGE, 2000). It can also be used as a stand-alone resource given its didactic nature. The Reader explores key topics within the health psychology field with incisive introductions to each section by the Editor and includes a selection of the most important theoretical and empirical published work.
Some Observations on Health and Socio-Economic Status
That health varies markedly with socio-economic status (SES) is now a commonplace. However, those concerned with the contribution of behavioural and psychological factors to health have, in general, either ignored SES completely or relegated it ...