2. Psychological Theories of Health and Illness

  1. Olga B. A. van den Akker

Published Online: 20 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119968382.ch2

Reproductive Health Psychology

Reproductive Health Psychology

How to Cite

van den Akker, O. B. A. (2012) Psychological Theories of Health and Illness, in Reproductive Health Psychology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119968382.ch2

Author Information

  1. School of Health & Social Sciences, Middlesex University, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683385

Online ISBN: 9781119968382

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Keywords:

  • theories of health and illness;
  • psychological models;
  • theories;
  • health locus of control;
  • cognition models;
  • theory of planned behaviour;
  • health psychology;
  • cross-cultural differences

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Twentieth-century Psychological Models Applied to Health and Illness

  • Health Psychological Models

  • Changing Health Status

  • Concepts Used in Health Psychology

  • Stress, Coping and Appraisal

  • Cross-cultural Differences

  • Ethical Issues

  • Counselling, Advice and Support

  • Methodologies

  • Summary

  • References