International Review of Health Psychology Volume 2 Edited by S. Maes, Leiden University, The Netherlands, H. Leventhal, Rutgers University, USA and M. Johnston, University of St Andrews, Scotland The aim of this annual series on health psychology is to provide practitioners, lecturers, graduate students and researchers working in the field of health psychology and related disciplines with a stimulating and useful overview of the field. Review type chapters covering the following areas of health psychology will be published: general concepts and methodology; health behaviour and health promotion; illness behaviour and health care; practical and professional issues. This second volume contains contributions from different parts of the world on "Use of Meta-Analysis in Health Psychology", "Illness Cognition", "Mood Effects of Exercise Versus Sports Games: Findings and Implications for Well-being and Health", "The Alameda Study - 25 Years Later", " Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cancer: Opportunities for Behavioural Scientists" "Health-related Screening: Psychological Predictors of Uptake and Impact", "Psychological Aspects of Diabetes in Adults", " Effects of Asthma Patient Education upon Psychological and Behavioural Outcomes", and "Health Psychology in the USA". The selection of topics for this second volume continues to represent the international perspective of this series.
Table of Contents
PARTIAL TABLE OF CONTENTS: Partial table of
GENERAL CONCEPTS AND METHODOLOGY.
Use of Meta-Analysis in Health Psychology (J.
Suls & A. Swain).
Illness Cognition (R. Croyle & S. Barger).
HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH PROMOTION.
Mood Effects of Exercise Versus Sports Games:
Findings and Implications for Well-Being and
Health (A. Abele & W. Brehm).
Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cancer:
Opportunities for Behavioral Scientists (R.
ILLNESS BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH CARE.
Health-Related Screening: Psychological
Predictors of Uptake and Impact (T. Marteau).
Effects of Asthma Patient Education Upon
Psychological and Behavioral Outcomes (A.
PRACTICAL AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES.
Health Psychology in the USA (K. Wallston).