Health Psychology (4th ed.) by David F. Marks (ebook)Exercises, Projects, and Activities Mapping the Brain Identifying the areas of the brain and learning their functions often is difficult for students. An exercise that provides practice for this knowledge is locating and labeling specific areas on a drawing of the brain. Students can use diagrams provided in the text for aid in locating the areas. The Role of Neurotransmitters—A Play Hamilton and Knox developed a rather innovative class demonstration to portray the neuron activity and physiology. At one point, the neurotransmitters are bumped across the synapse into the arms of the receptors.
Health Psychology 4th Edition [Ebook]
Health Psychology students will need to understand how to evaluate and critically-appraise the latest theory and research before it can be applied. This fully-revised and updated fourth edition takes a critical approach and places Health Psychology in a real-world context, enabling students to understand how public policy, theory and research can influence communities and individuals alike. 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.