Control and the Psychology of Health: Theory, Measurement, and Applications

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First Published 2001

Copyright ©Jan Walker, 2001

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ISBN 0 335 20264 0 (pb) 0 335 20265 9 (hb)

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Walker, Jan, 1946–
Control and the psychology of health : theory, measurement, and
applications / Jan Walker.
p. cm. — (Health psychology)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0–335–20265–9 — ISBN 0–335–20264–0 (pbk.)
1. Health psychology. 2. Control (Psychology)–Health aspects. 3. Mind
and body–Health aspects. I. Title. II. Series.

R726.5.W35 2001

610'.l'9–dc21

2001021147

Typeset by Graphicraft Limited, Hong Kong
Printed in Great Britain by St Edmundsbury Press Limited,
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Table of contents

  • Health Psychology: Series Editors Sheila Payne and Sandra Horn ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Series Editors' Foreword viii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • Chapter 1 - Summary of Control Concepts 1
  • Chapter 2 - Perceived or Personal Control 8
  • Chapter 3 - Locus of Control 42
  • Chapter 4 - Self-Efficacy 74
  • Chapter 5 - Learned Helplessness 96
  • Chapter 6 - Social Support 121
  • Chapter 7 - Emotional States 151
  • Chapter 8 - A Unifying Theory of Control 174
  • References 199
  • Index 243
  • Rethinking Health Psychology 257
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