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Health Psychology

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  172 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Topics covered include: introduction to heal psychology, management of chronic and terminal illness, the patient in the treatment setting, stress and coping, and future developments.
Paperback, 576 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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Jul 12, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: psychology students, medical practitioners, health majors, science majors
Health Psychology By Shelley Taylor was a GREAT read, especially to those who believe in a mind-body connection in life. This book details scientific diagnosis' and ties them to health psychology and the connection of perception to medical ills. Supplemental readings would benefit by reviewing Deepak Chopra and Andrew Weil who complement this piece!
Zachary Claire
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Only reading this for school purposes.
Robin Ed
Very interesting. Could have been a bit more concise. Needed a bit more editing - lots of little spelling errors. But in general, the content was good. Could have been displayed in a more pleasing manner. Large, long exhausting, and repetitive paragraphs. Maybe more bullets and charts to convey same info, but for more concise reading.
Daniel Cojocaru
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good one. I'm a clinical health psychologist and beside scientific articles this is my principal go-to manual (of course the field is constantly updated but this book provides a solid framework) so I recommend it for students (undergraduate and graduate) and practitioners.
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Decent but felt outdated. Maybe becasue I read a lot of research papers.
Emily Krueger
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a decent textbook
Melvin Marsh, M.S.
Book read for class. Overall it was ok, bit dry. I think some of the information needs to be doubt checked as some information is actually incorrect.
I was biased by negative reviews of this textbook before I even read it. And who doesn't love being required to purchase an expensive textbook that Amazon users claim to hate?

But this was my first health psychology book, so who was I to judge? The truth is I learned a lot and it was a fairly easy read.
Claudie Archambault
Meh. It was for school. I actually work for one of the author, Dr. Sirois.
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
...useful information on how to live a healthy lifestyle
Kavya Ganesan
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book gives all what i want about Health Psychology.
Zaenal Maulana
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Brittany Robinson
Pretty basic book and very easy to read and understand. Thought it was a little too basic for my 4000 level class, though.
Muhammad Asad
Sep 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I want to read this book for my psychology major and i like that this website is offering online book
Dec 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
only semi-interesting field IMO, but thorough coverage.
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