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Handbook of Research Methods in Health Psychology

Edited by: Deborah Fish Ragin , Julian Paul Keenan

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138595347
eBook ISBN: 9780429488320
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429488320
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Book description

In this comprehensive handbook, Ragin and Keenan present an all-encompassing analysis of the variety of different methods used in health psychology research.

Featuring interdisciplinary collaborations from leading academics, this meticulously written volume is a guide to conducting cutting-edge research using tested and vetted best practices. It explains important research techniques, why they are selected and how they are conducted. The book critically examines both cutting-edge methods, such as those used in NextGen genetics, nudge theory, and the brain?s vulnerability to addiction, as well as the classic methods, including cortisol measurement, survey, and environmental study. The topics of the book span the gamut of health psychology field, from neuroimaging and statistical analysis to socioeconomic issues such as the policies used to address diseases in Africa, anti-vaxers, and the disproportionate impact of climate change on impoverished people.

With each section featuring examples of best research practices, recommendations for study samples, accurate use of instrumentation, analytical techniques, and advanced-level data analysis, this book will be an essential text for both emerging student researchers and experts in the field and an indispensable resource in health psychology programs.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Applying Theories in Health Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Statistical Toolbox of Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  3:  “The Circling Spirits Call Us Home”: Marginal Methods, the Shaman, and Relational Approaches to Healing Research Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Genetics Research Methods Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Research Methods in Alcoholism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Best Practices for Studying Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Applications of Next-Generation Sequencing in Health Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Ethics of Genetics Research Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Physiological Research Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Stress Physiology and Physiometrics Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Cardiovascular Reactivity and Stress Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Obesity and Nutrition Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Social Networks, Depression, and Stress Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Don’t Sweat It! Neuroimaging Studies of Stress Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Neighborhood Studies of Adolescent Health Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Re-Evaluating the Social Gradient Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Chronic Illness Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Gender and Aging Research Methods Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Socioeconomic Context of Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Unique Environmental Determinants of Health Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Multiple Ways of Understanding Vaccine Hesitance and Refusal Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Violence and Health through the Lifespan Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Environmental Exposures Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Geographic Determinants Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Climate Change Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Impact of Nutrition Health Policy on Outcomes Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Nexus Between Behavioral and Health Economics in the Universal Health Coverage Research Agenda Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Next-Generation Genetics Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Research Methodology and Psychoneuroimmunology Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Nudge Theory Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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