The Self-Regulation of Health and Illness Behaviour by Linda Cameron

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Self-regulation theory focuses on the ways in which individuals direct and monitor their activities and emotions in order to attain their goals. It plays an increasingly important role in health psychology research.
The Self-regulation of Health and Illness Behaviour presents an up-to-date account of the latest developments in the field. Individual contributions cover a wide range of issues including representational beliefs about chronic illness, cultural influences on illness representations, the role of anxiety and defensive denial in health-related experiences and behaviours, the contribution of personality, and the social dynamics underlying gender differences in adaptation to illness. Particular attention is given to the implications for designing effective health interventions and messages. Integrating theoretical and empirical developments, this text provides both researchers and professionals with a comprehensive review of self-regulation and health.

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Howard Leventhal, PhD, is the Board of Governors Professor of Health Psychology and member of the Institute for Health and Department of Psychology at Rutgers University. His prior academic positions were at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Yale University. He is a senior member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a past president of Division 38 of the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Leventhal received his PhD in psychology from the University of North Carolina in 1956. He is a fellow of the AAAS, APA, APS, and SBM and has published over 220 research articles and requested chapters. He chaired the Behavioral Medicine Study Section of the National Institute on Aging and NHLBI, and is active as a consultant to the Department of Health Policy at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Population sciences at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA. He is also a member of advisory boards for the Mind Body Centers at the University of Pittsburgh and Ohio State University and the International Advisory Board for the Research Institute for Psychology and Health (University of Leiden, Utrecht, and Tilburg). He was associate editor of "Health Psychology" and is on the editorial boards of multiple journals.
Published August 21, 2012 by Routledge. 360 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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