Part I. Psychology and Health and Illness; Part II. Medical Topics.
Susan Ayers is Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Sussex. Andrew Baum, is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and deputy director for cancer control and supportive care sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). Chris McManus is Professor of Psychology and Medical Education in the Department of Psychology at University College London. Stanton Newman is Professor of Health Psychology at the Centre for Behavioural and Social Sciences in Medicine, University College London. Kenneth Wallston is Professor of Psychology in Nursing at the Vanderbile University Medical Center. John Weinman is Professor of Psychology as applied to Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.
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