Warm thanks to the following seven endorsers of Health Psychology (4th & 5th Editions) quoted below:
“This book has become a classic in the field – sophisticated, accessible and interesting. It is of great use to students, teachers and practitioners of Health Psychology world wide.”
Leslie Swartz, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
“This is a remarkable book. It is exceptionally complete, thoughtful, and deep. It avoids the superficial accounting of many texts and does not shy away from controversy. It is fully rooted in today’s science of health psychology.”
Stevan E. Hobfoll, Ph.D. Professor of Behavioral Sciences, Medicine, and Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Illinois, USA.
“A very nice introductory text that takes a biopsychosocial approach to health and illness, and recognizes the importance of culture, health literacy, and issues such as racism and health inequities/disparities that continue to impact disadvantaged communities.”
Cheryl L. Holt, University of Maryland, USA.
“Like other textbooks, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of health psychology. Unlike other books however, this one takes a holistic-systems approach to health, and uses the novel concept of the Health Onion to do so: The myriad determinants of health are presented as different layers – biological, familial, behavioral, neighborhood, social and cultural – that must be scientifically-examined and peeled away to understand health. Consequently, the book contains many valuable chapters that other textbooks lack, including chapters on macro-level influences (Chapter 2), social justice and social inequality (Chapter 3), and cultural factors (Chapter 4). Moreover, the examples provided to illustrate each layer of the influences on health are global ones, and include health and its psychology in Europe, the USA, Asia, Africa, and elsewhere. This unique approach helps students understand that the health of individuals is a part and product of the family, social-network, neighborhood, and society in which they are embedded. Hence, this revised edition provides an excellent overview of health and of the science of health psychology in their local and larger contexts.”
Hope Landrine, Professor of Public Health and of Psychology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, USA.
Just as the Journal of Health Psychology is not like any other journal in the field, this new edition of David Marks’ “Health Psychology” textbook is different from all the other textbooks in the field. It will broaden your perspectives as it educates your mind.
Kenneth A. Wallston, Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, School of Nursing, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, USA.
An essential text for both graduate and undergraduate health psychology courses, the authors elegantly and comprehensively explore health psychology in the 21st century. The fifth edition further advances a critical perspective on health while introducing readers to emerging issues such as long-term conditions and end-of-life care.
Christopher Godfrey, Professor of Psychology, Pace University, USA. 2018-01-01
Marks and colleagues’ capacity to provide a global perspective, while including elements of social justice, with a consideration of the social and political determinants of health, makes this text an invaluable companion when introducing undergraduates to the field of health psychology.
Nancy L. Worsham, Professor of Psychology, Gonzaga University, USA. 2018-01-01