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.
Theoretical Tensions in Biopsychosocial Medicine
The concept of biopsychosocial medicine was advanced by Engel  in 1977 and has since achieved wide currency. As developed by Engel it was intended to save psychiatrists, who were then (and largely still are) torn between pursuing a biological reductionist model of mental illness, and hence becoming ...