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. 

Illness Perceptions: A New Paradigm for Psychosomatics?

Illness Perceptions: A New Paradigm for Psychosomatics?
Illness perceptions: A new paradigm for psychosomatics?
JohnWeinman
Keith J.Petrie

Typically, psychosomatic medicine has seen disease as an endpoint and has focused on the role of psychological factors in etiology or on the psychopathological consequences of illness. In contrast, the illness perception approach begins with ...

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