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    Interpretative phenomenological analysis & health psychology

    Smith, Jonathan A. and Flowers, P. and Osborn, M. (1997) Interpretative phenomenological analysis & health psychology. In: Yardley, L. (ed.) Material Discourses of Health and Illness. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 68-91. ISBN 9780415138239.

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    Book synopsis: Material Discourses of Health and Illness applies discursive approaches to the field of health psychology, in stark contrast to the bio-medical model of health and illness. The discursive approach uses the person's experience and feelings as the central focus of interest, whereas the more traditional models regarded these as coincidental and relatively unimportant. The book provides an accessible and compelling introduction to social constructionist and discursive approaches to those with limited previous knowledge of socio-linguistic theory and research. It provides practical examples of how these approaches can be applied to the field of health psychology with a collection of sophisticated discursive analyses which demonstrate the distinctive contribution that can be made by psychologists to a field that has been largely dominated by sociologists and anthropologists.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2020 17:26
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:58


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