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By Val Morrison, Paul Bennett

ISBN-10: 0130994081

ISBN-13: 9780130994080

An creation to wellbeing and fitness Psychology provides thought via an appreciation of the way society and tradition influence in perform. It specializes in 3 vast issues: * wellbeing and fitness, overall healthiness behaviour and staying fit * turning into unwell and utilizing healthcare * Being unwell and the influence at the person and their households. The publication covers all mainstream wellbeing and fitness psychology subject matters and in addition offers insurance of the most important modern matters akin to cross-cultural dimensions of overall healthiness and affliction. Chapters are based logically and clarification introduced with genuine readability. this is often the booklet that may interact and educate scholars in a completely new manner.

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1978; n = 40 only). Many men question their achievements, goals and values, realising perhaps what they have missed through devoting time and energy solely to careers. Women, in contrast, may experience uncertainty of roles if they have been a ‘housewife’ and face an empty home now that children have gone.

CHAPTER OUTLINE What do we mean by health, and do we all mean the same thing when we use the term? This chapter considers the different ways in which people have been found to define and think about health: first, by providing an historical overview of the health concept that introduces the debate over the influence of mind on body; and, second, by illustrating how health belief systems vary according to factors such as age and culture. Evidence is provided from studies of both Western and non-Western populations.

Age effects existed in that older children were more likely to mention being functional and being able to do more things including leisure activities, and more often mentioned better physiological functioning to be a consequence of health (relates to Bibace and Walsh’s findings in this age group). No effect of socio-economic environment or gender was found in terms of perceived health consequences. qxd 23/09/2005 16:49 Page 22 22 CHAPTER 1 • WHAT IS HEALTH? Threats to health The major threats to health were perceived to be poor lifestyle behaviour such as smoking, doing drugs, drinking and eating unhealthily.

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