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Identity, Health and Women

A Critical Social Psychological Perspective

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introducing Health and Psychology

    1. Jacqueline Ann Christodoulou
      Pages 1-22
  3. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Jacqueline Ann Christodoulou
      Pages 25-46
    3. Jacqueline Ann Christodoulou
      Pages 47-68
    4. Jacqueline Ann Christodoulou
      Pages 95-109
  4. Voice

  5. Praxis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Jacqueline Ann Christodoulou
      Pages 205-213
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 214-227

About this book


This book provides a three-part investigation into identity construction. Theory, voice and praxis are all represented as the book follows the rationale, stories and narrative methodology of the study of a group of women. The final part of the book presents a new model of identity construction framed in women's health identity.


health psychology women

About the authors

JACQUELINE ANN CHRISTODOULOU is Chief Executive at the Safety and Reliability Society in Manchester, UK and conducts consultancy work through her company, Social Analysis and Research Services. She is a Chartered Psychologist through the British Psychological Society.

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"Women's health is traditionally structured around a series of milestones within a reproductive cycle, and women's voices are muted by the plethora of information that saturates society. Christodoulou seeks to remedy this by hearing the voices of women and in so doing she considers the role of health experiences in women's everyday lives. This positioning is both refreshing and powerful." - Community, Work and Family