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The Psychology of Preventive Health

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 26 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1090
  1. Simon Enright

    Marian Pitts Routledge, £11.99, pp160 ISBN 0 415 10683 4

    A psyhchologist's skill lies in understanding and influencing aspects of human thought and behaviour. It therefore naturally falls to health psychologists to explain why it is so difficult to encourage people to engage in behaviour which is in the best interests of their own health. Despite the explosion of theories in this area over the past two decades the reader may not be surprised to find that for most of us our health related behaviour defies …

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