Examines how psychological states influence physical health in a variety of ways including how psychological factors influence engaging in health-promoting behaviors, developing illness and managing illness. This book is organized around fundamental psychological theories and issues. * A strong emphasis on research, including an entire chapter devoted solely to research methods. * Strongly and clearly grounded in current theories and research in psychology. * Inclusion of the most current research and theory in health psychology.Sanderson, Catherine A. is the author of 'Health Psychology', published 2003 under ISBN 9780471150749 and ISBN 0471150746.