Paper in Sydney: Pearson Education Australia
  • Morrison, V., Bennett, P., Butow, P., Mullan, B. & White, K. (2007). Introduction to Health Psychology in Australia. Sydney: Pearson Education Australia.

    ABSTRACT
    The text provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of health psychology from both an Australian and an international perspective. It covers all mainstream health psychology topics including health enhancing and health risk behaviours, stress and illness, family life and public health. with analyses and evaluations of contemporary issues such as cross-cultural dimensions of health and illness, biological systems, lifespan influences and the impact of illness on family carers. Following the approach that describing, predicting and intervening are the goals of health psychologists, the authors present issues, then introduce the theory and research evidence and assess the relevant interventions. Health promotion across the lifespan is discussed throughout the text.