© 1991

Mental Representation in Health and Illness

  • J. A. Skelton
  • Robert T. Croyle

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

Table of contents

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

  • Book Title Mental Representation in Health and Illness
  • Editors J.A. Skelton
    Robert T. Croyle
  • Series Title Contributions to Psychology and Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-97401-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-9076-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-9074-9
  • Series ISSN 1431-195X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 284
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Psychology
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