Introduction and Overview. Do I Have a Symptom? How Do I Know What I Feel? I've Got a Symptom. Am I Ill? I'm Ill! Shall I See My Doctor? I've Seen My Doctor, But I'm Still Not Sure: Doctor Patient Communication. "I'm Very Well Thank You." But How Do I Know I'm Well? Resisting Common Sense: Menstruation and its Consequences on Women's Health, Behaviour and Social Standing. Deconstructing Common Sense: Review and Future Directions. References.
'The book is well written and presents an interesting and novel approach to behavioural medicine and health psychology' - F.X. Gibbons, Department of Psychology, Iowa State University 'This is an excellent book. It has a logical structure, moving from health behaviours, through symptom perception, illness behaviour and doctor-patient communication, to perceptions of health and wellness. The book makes consistent use of common sense models and four level of social psychological analysis to provide a lucid and detailed account of key topics in health psychology.' - Stephen Sutton, Professor of Behavioural Science, University of Cambridge