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
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: