Mental Representation in Health and Illness

  • J. A. Skelton
  • Robert T. Croyle

Part of the Contributions to Psychology and Medicine book series (CONTRIBUTIONS)

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About this book


How do individuals conceive illness and symptoms? Do their conceptions conflict with the physician's views of their illness, and what happens if they do? This book thoroughly explores the field of disease representation, describes and discusses lay illness models in a variety of social, histo- rical and cultural contexts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. A. Skelton
    • 1
  • Robert T. Croyle
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Benjamin D. James CenterDickinson CollegeCarlisleUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-9076-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9074-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-195X
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