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Critical Health Psychology
Edited by Michael Murray
 
 
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13 Feb 2004
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This book provides an introduction to key theoretical and methodological issues in developing a critical health psychology. It considers alternatives to the positivist assumptions underlying traditional health psychology, and proposes a reconstructed discipline that on the one hand delves into the experience of health and illness, and on the other engages with the social and political aspects of the subject.
Containing carefully edited contributions from key thinkers in the field, it provides a coherent critique of mainstream health psychology.


Description

This book provides an introduction to key theoretical and methodological issues in developing a critical health psychology. It considers alternatives to the positivist assumptions underlying traditional health psychology, and proposes a reconstructed discipline that on the one hand delves into the experience of health and illness, and on the other engages with the social and political aspects of the subject.
Containing carefully edited contributions from key thinkers in the field, it provides a coherent critique of mainstream health psychology.


Contents

Introduction: Criticising Health Psychology; M.Murray
PART ONE: THEORY AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
A Sound Mind in a Sound Body: A Critical Historical Analysis of Health Psychology; H.J.Stam
Suffering; A.Radley
Health and Illness: A Hermeneutical Phenomenological Approach; R.Kugelmann
PART TWO: CONTEXT OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Rights to Health, Freedom from Illness: A Life and Death Matter; D.F.Marks
Feminist Contributions to Critical Health Psychology; S.Wilkinson
Culture, Empowerment & Health; M.MacLachlan
PART THREE: RESEARCH METHODS AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Qualitative Research, Reflexitivity and Context; K.Chamberlain
Qualitative Research as Social Transformation; U.Flick
Discourse Analysis and Health Psychology; C.Willig
PART FOUR: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICE
Challenging Narratives and Social Representations of Health, Illness and Injury; M.Murray
Using Participatory Action Research to Address Community Health Issues; M.Brydon-Miller
Health Psychology and Community Action; C.Campbell
Endpiece: Towards a Critical Health Psychology; M.Murray
References
Index


Authors

MICHAEL MURRAY is Professor of Social and Health Psychology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Associate Editor for the Journal of Health Psychology, he has also edited a book on Qualitative Health Psychology, and co-authored Health Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice. In 1999 he convened the First International Conference on Critical and Qualitative Approaches to Health Psychology, and is co-ordinator for the Critical Health Psychology Network.