Making Sense of Illness

Making Sense of Illness

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`This book is a qmust readq for all students of health psychology, and will be of considerable interest and value to others interested in the field. The discipline has not involved itself with the central issues of this book so far, but Radley has now brought this material together in an accessible way, offering important new perspectives, and directions for the discipline. This book goes a long way towards making sense for, and of, health psychology' - Journal of Health Psychology What are people's beliefs about health? What do they do when they feel ill? Why do they go to the doctor? How do they live with chronic disease? This introduction to the social psychology of health and illness addresses these and otI go over this example once more to illustrate the perspective that a focus upon stress always threatens to erode. We can ... For example, a headache that stops one from working on an essay becomes a symptom in the light of this perception. The event that is believed to have triggered the headache (a#39;working too harda#39;) is then understood to be a a#39;stressful situationa#39;, or one that a#39;causes stressa#39;. Ifwe thenanbsp;...

Title:Making Sense of Illness
Author: Alan Radley
Publisher:SAGE - 1994

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