Advanced Psychology: Health Psychology (Arnold Publication) by Mark Forshaw

By Mark Forshaw

This textbook presents scholars and academics with a complete and obtainable creation to wellbeing and fitness psychology. every one bankruptcy is via specimen questions written to aid scholars try out their comprehension.

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6 provides some examples of items from the MPQ. 1. What does your pain feel like? (a) Pulsing Shooting Stabbing Sharp (b) Crushing Wrenching Burning Stinging (c) Dull Tender Tiring Sickening (d) Terrifying Gruelling Blinding Annoying (e) Piercing Squeezing Freezing Agonising 2. How does your pain change with time? Constant Intermittent Transient/brief 3. How strong is your pain? 6: Some examples from the McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) (Melzack, 1975) E V A L U AT I V E C O M M E N T Another problem with the MPQ is that it is not always possible for a patient to liken their pain to one of the descriptions given.

2nd Ed. Chapters 2, 14 and 15. P. 2002: Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions. 4th Ed. Chapters 1, 6 and 15. 1 Managing illness The patient–practitioner relationship If a doctor were to give you a pill to take twice a day after meals, would you be certain of what you had to do? Which meals? Does breakfast count? What if the container label said that you could not take the drugs with milk or other dairy products? You might avoid taking a pill after a bowl of cereal or a cheese sandwich, but what about milk in tea or coffee?

Of the 8 AO2 marks available this would score 5. Overall the answer would score 9 out of the 12 marks available. This would put it at the top end of the ‘good to average answers’ marking band. 5 FURTHER READING Introductory texts Forshaw, M. 2002b: Essential Health Psychology. Chapter 2. Arnold, London Ogden, J. 2000: Health Psychology: A Textbook. 2nd Ed. Chapter 1. , Towell, T. F. 2001: Foundations of Health Psychology. Chapters 1 and 4. Palgrave, Hampshire Specialist sources Ogden, J. 2000: Health Psychology: A Textbook.

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