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.
Health Psychology, Embodiment and the Question of Vulnerability
The general conception of the body that underpins most health psychology research derives from assumptions that underlie psychology as a quasi-science. However, when applied to questions of illness, these assumptions are worked through in a ...