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Assessment in Health Psychology

Edited by: Yael Benyamini, Marie Johnston, Evangelos C. Karademas

Series: Psychological Assessment – Science and Practice - Volume 2

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A thorough and authoritative record of the best assessment methods in health psychology

Assessment in Health Psychology presents and discusses the best and most appropriateassessment methods and instruments for all specific areas that are central for health psychologists. It also describes the conceptual and methodological bases for assessment in health psychology, as well as the most important current issues and recent progress in methods.

A unique feature of this book, which brings together leading authorities on health psychology assessment, is its emphasis on the bidirectional link between theory and practice.

Assessment in Health Psychology is addressed to masters and doctoral students in healthpsychology, to all those who teach health psychology, to researchers from other disciplines, including clinical psychology, health promotion, and public health, as well as to health policy makers and other healthcare practitioners.

This latest volume in the series Psychological Assessment – Science and Practice provides a thorough and authoritative record of the best available assessment tools and methods in health psychology, making it an invaluable resource both for students and academics as well as for practitioners in their daily work.

Praise for the book:

"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

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