Preface; 1. Locating the field: introducing health psychology; 2. Thinking about health and the body; 3. Choosing lifestyles; 4. Controlling the body; 5. Becoming ill; 6. Comprehending bodily experience; 7. Interacting with health professionals; 8. Treating illness; 9. Being ill; 10. Dying; 11. Relocating the field: critical health psychology; Glossary; References; Author index; Subject index.
Health Psychology: A Critical Introduction will be an invaluable resource for students of health psychology.
Antonia Lyons is Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology, Massey University. She was a founding member of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology and has published numerous articles and book chapters in this field. Kerry Chamberlain is Professor of Health Psychology at Massey University. He has published widely in international journals on health and research methods and authored several book chapters. He is co-editor of Qualitative Health Psychology and Exploring Existential Meaning.