Health Psychology—An Introduction

Sven Ingmar Andersson

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Presents the first unified account of health psychology in Swedish. Topics treated include: What is health psychology? The “classical definition”. “Body” and “soul”. Psychosomatic medicine, behavioural medicine, behavioural health, medical psychology, clinical psychology, clinical health psychology, public and community health psychology, critical health psychology; Models of health and health behaviour: attitude, personal control, self-efficacy, “locus of control”, hardiness, “sense of coherence”, social support, Health Belief Model, Theory of Reasoned Action/Theory of Planned Behaviour, Protection Motivation Theory, Dynamic Models; Stress, coping and health behaviour. Quality of life and health. Health and society: life-style, socioeconomic differences, work, gender, health psychology and public health.
Translated title of the contributionHealth Psychology—An Introduction
Original languageSwedish
Number of pages168
ISBN (Print)9789197360500, 9197360503
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Psychology


  • Stress
  • Hälsopsykologi
  • Hälsobeteende
  • Stresshantering
  • Livskvalitet


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