Livro do Mês: Assessment in Health Psychology


Esta mês sugerimos-lhe a leitura do livro “Assessment en Health Psychology” de Yael Benyamini, Marie Johnston e Evangelos C. Karademas (Editores).
Trata-se de um livro que faz referência a alguns dos métodos e instrumentos de avaliação que são habitualmente relevantes para a área da Psicologia da Saúde. Os diferentes capítulos, preparados por especialistas em avaliação psicológica, abordam temáticas específicas desta área e procuram fazer a ponte entre a teoria e a prática.
Segundo os autores, este livro é uma ferramenta muito interessante não só para alunos e professores de Psicologia, mas também para profissionais que pretendam aprofundar os seus conhecimentos nesta área.


Conteúdo


1. Introduction
2. Domains assessed
    Social cognitions in health behavior
    Self-efficacy and outcome expectancies
    Illness representations
    Health behavior
    Patient-physician communication and patient satisfaction
    Adherence to medical advice   
    Stress and stressors
    Coping
    Social support
    Pain and pain behavior
    Health outcomes: functional status
    Self-rated health
    Quality of life
    Psychological adjustment
    Neuropsychological assessment
    Biological and physiological measures in health psychology
3. Assessment Methods and Issues
    Ecological momentary assessment
    Reporting behavior change interventions and techniques
    Cultural adaptation of measures
    Assessment in children
    Qualitative assessment
4. Conclusion
    Assessment: moving beyond association to explanation and intervention
    Measurement issues in health psychology



Recomendações


"This book is an excellent overview of measurement issues that are central to health psychology. The core issues are covered admirably by an international panel of acknowledged experts. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to assess the constructs that are important in health psychology, or who wants to be aware of the key issues that affect interpretation of measurements obtained."

David French, PhD, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Manchester, UK

 
"This is a unique state-of-the-art overview of assessment methods and instruments in health psychology. The chapters, all written by leading health psychology experts, are clearly organized and integrate the latest findings on methodology, measurement, theory, and constructs of current health psychology. Relevant assessment instruments are comprehensively described and discussed with regard to their potentials and limitations. The authors also address issues that are sometimes overlooked in other books, such as cultural adaptation of measurement instruments and assessment in children. This makes the book a tremendously valuable source of information for all health psychologist scholars and practitioners."
Christel Salewski, Professor, Chair in Health Psychology, University of Hagen, Germany

Este livro poderá ser adquirido com 10% de desconto durante o mês de agosto, através da nossa Loja Online (link aqui) ou por e-mail. Para mais informações, poderá contactar-nos através do e-mail contacto@hogrefe.pt



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