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. 

Redefining Health Psychology: Matarazzo Revisited

Redefining Health Psychology: Matarazzo Revisited
Redefining health psychology: Matarazzo revisited
MarkMcDermott
The Definitional Problem

The much-cited definition of health psychology published by Matarazzo (1980) has been appropriated extensively by this new and still emerging sub-discipline. His definition of health psychology is:

… the aggregate of the specific educational, scientific and professional contributions of the discipline of psychology to the promotion ...
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