About the book
Health psychology is a specialty discipline that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior and social factors influence health and illness. It is a discipline that seeks to understand how people at population level react, cope and recover from illness. Therefore, the essence of this book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive awareness and overview of the recent applications and perspectives of health psychology in public health, and in other allied heath fields. The overall aim of this book is based on the three key pillars of health psychology; namely: to promote healthy behavior, prevent diseases and improve patients' quality of life. In a nutshell, the book intends to demonstrate the work of psychologists in public health, that is to: assess, diagnose, treat and or refer of psychological problems and behavioral dysfunctions resulting from physical, social and mental health. Students, researchers, academicians and health care practitioners will benefits a great deal from this evidence-based developments in health psychology.