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In this article I aim to outline the ways in which psychological research, and in particular, a social–cognitive approach, can make a meaningful contribution to the development of public policy and health and community care practice.
This study examined the role of anger expression in the experience of stress, coping with stress and psychological and physical well-being. Based on a sample of 268 Singaporeans, the results, using structural equation modelling, indicated that anger expression was significantly related to...
The aim of this article is to present qualitative data from a study of mothers on a housing estate in Leeds, UK, enabling them to voice their concerns about child safety. The estate contains many environmental hazards, from traffic, ‘drugusers’, ‘strangers’ and litter. A high profile...
Previous studies on lay theories of anorexia nervosa have examined the ‘accuracy’ of lay knowledge, and the identification of factors by family and friends that would encourage early interventions (Huon, Brown, & Morris, 1988, 7 , 239–252; Murray, Touyz, & Beumont, 1990, 9 , 87–93). In...
Informal family-based care of dependent adults places a significant burden on caregivers. The impact of caregiving on subjective wellbeing, preventive behaviours, lifestyle and employment is well documented, and there is good evidence for increases in risk factors for serious illness, although...
Previous estimates of the prevalence of fatigue and chronic fatigue have derived largely from treated populations and have been biased by differential access to health-care treatment linked with gender, racial/ethnic and social class status. This study involves a community-based prevalence study...
An earlier study reported on the development of a scale to measure feeling states during acute bouts of exercise: the Exercise-induced Feeling Inventory (EFI-A). The present study reports on the psychometric properties of a revised scale to assess responses to habitual or chronic physical...
Tuberculosis is a main cause of mortality and morbidity in developing countries. Although diagnostic and curative means are well known, they are not always available and affordable. Also, the disease has a worldwide stigma, which adds to the suffering. A survey exploring the correlates of...
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