My Health (3e) : 9780134729275

My Health (3e)

 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9780134729275
ISBN 10
 
0134729277
Published
 
23/01/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
464
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$136.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description
For courses in personal health (health & kinesiology).

The 3rd Edition of My Health delivers the latest in personal health, including a new mindfulness theme where research on the benefits of mindfulness practices and the tools to incorporate them in all aspects of health are included in new modules. The book’s modular organisation allows students to focus on learning the core material they need to know, while Learning Outcomes and review questions provide immediate feedback on what they’ve learned, allowing them to customise their study plan. Meanwhile, a concise text and a comprehensive supplements package allow instructors to zero in on what students need—without the jargon—making personal health courses more rewarding.

Table of contents
  • Healthy Change 
  • Psychological Health 
  • Stress 
  • Relationships and Sexuality 
  • Reproductive Choices 
  • Addiction and Drug Abuse 
  • Alcohol and Tobacco 
  • Nutrition 
  • Weight Management and Body Image 
  • Fitness 
  • CVD, Cancer, and Diabetes 
  • Infectious Conditions 
  • Violence and Unintentional Injuries 
  • Environmental Health 
  • Consumerism and Complementary and Alternative Medicine 
New to this edition

About the book

 

A streamlined approach helps students focus on the core health content,  allowing them to follow the narrative without interruptions and feature boxes

  • Mindfulness Theme throughout the text provides students with research and tools to incorporate mindfulness practices in all aspects of their health, helping them to be more focused in their academic and personal lives. Mindfulness coverage is contained within new modules and signaled by a blue banner.
  • Modules on high interest topics such as  Sleep, Diversity, and Health Equity

Encourage critical thinking and behavior change

  • End-of-chapter “Think About It” questions promote critical thinking.
  • Updated - Numbered Learning Outcomes and a Study Plan. Each module presents a numbered Learning Outcome, giving students a roadmap for their reading. Every chapter concludes with a Study Plan, which summarizes key points of the chapter and provides review questions to check understanding, both tied to the chapter’s learning outcomes and assignable in Mastering™ Health.
  • Updated - Coverage of topics including gender and sexual identity, the impact of physical inactivity on various ages and stages of life, issues with health care in America today, new dietary and labeling guidelines, scientific evidence that climate change is real and why you should be concerned, and much more, has been added. 

Also available packaged with Mastering Health or as an easy-to-use, standalone Pearson eText


Mastering is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and often improves results for each student. Learn more about Mastering Health.

 

Support for planning and managing your course

  • Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules in the Instructor Resources section help instructors efficiently make use of the available teaching tools for the toughest topics. Before-class assignments, in-class activities, and after-class assignments are provided for efficient course set up. Instructors can incorporate active learning into their lectures with suggested activities, clicker questions, or Learning Catalytics questions.
  • Pearson eText:
    • Now available on smartphones and tablets. Offline access is available through the Pearson App.
    • Seamlessly integrated videos, interactive self-assessment worksheets,  and other rich media.
    • Accessible (screen-reader ready).
    • Configurable reading settings, including resizable type and night reading mode.
    • Instructor and student note-taking, highlighting, bookmarking, and search.
  • Updated - Learning Catalytics™ is a student response tool that generates classroom discussion, guides your lecture, and promotes peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics.  Students’ use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more interactive tasks and thinking. Instructors, you can:
    • New - Upload a full PowerPoint ® deck for easy creation of slide questions.
    • New -  Team names are no longer case sensitive.

Tools and resources that encourage behavior change

  • Interactive Behavior Change Activities—Which Path Would You Take? allow students to explore various health choices through an engaging, interactive, low-stakes, and anonymous experience. These activities show students the possible consequences of various choices they make today on their future health. They are featured in the print text, embedded in the eText, and assignable in Mastering with follow-up questions.
  • Health Tough Topics Coaching Activities guide your students through key health concepts with interactive mini-lessons that provide hints and wrong-answer feedback.
  • Updated - NutriTools Coaching Activities in the nutrition chapter allow students to combine and experiment with different food options and learn firsthand how to build healthier meals.

Ensure student preparedness and mastery

  • Before, After, and During Class pre-built assignments that are paired with the Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules.
  • Updated - Study Plans tie all end-of-chapter material (including chapter review, pop quiz, and Think About It questions) to specific numbered Learning Outcomes and Mastering assets. Assignable study plan items contain at least one multiple-choice question per Learning Outcome and wrong-answer feedback.
  • Updated - MP3 chapter summaries review key chapter content and come with multiple-choice questions that provide wrong-answer feedback.
  • Updated - Pre-lecture Reading Questions ensure that students come prepared for lecture by answering multiple-choice questions related to content within the text.
  • Updated - Video Tutors highlight book figures in engaging videos, covering key concepts such as how drugs affect the brain, how to read food labels, and the benefits of regular exercise. Students can easily access the Video Tutors in the Mastering Health study area and they are assignable with follow up assessment in the Mastering item library.
  • Updated - 51 ABC News Videos help your students see how health relates to the real world and spark discussion with up-to-date hot topics in the field.
  • Updated Format! Self-Assessments with Gradebook Reporting enable students to write a self-reflection piece on their self-assessment or complete the self-assessment and have it automatically speak to the Gradebook. Students can now access select self-assessments through the eText. Self-assessments are also available within Mastering Health, either  as a PDF format with self-reflection piece or as a multi-part activity.

Pearson eText allows educators to easily share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their reading and what they learn in class—motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning. Portable access lets students study on the go, even offline. And, reading analytics offer insight into how students use the eText, helping educators tailor their instruction. Learn more about Pearson eText.


Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.

Features & benefits
  • A streamlined approach helps students focus on the core health content, allowing them to follow the narrative without interruptions and feature boxes
  • A modular organisation, which presents information in one- and two-page spreads, helps students pace their learning.
  • Student learning outcomes give instructors and students measurable goals for each module and provide the convenience of a built-in study guide for students.
  • Mindfulness Theme throughout the text provides students with research and tools to incorporate mindfulness practices in all aspects of their health, helping them to be more focused in their academic and personal lives. Mindfulness coverage is contained within new modules and signaled by a blue banner.
  • Modules on high interest topics such as Sleep, Diversity, and Health Equity
  • Check Yourself questions help students confirm that they have mastered the content of each module.
  • Skills for Behavior Change boxes help students attain the skills they need to apply what they have learned.
  • End-of-chapter “Think About It” questions promote critical thinking.
  • Striking figures and photos engage students and encourage learning.
  • Numbered Learning Outcomes and a Study Plan. Each module presents a numbered Learning Outcome, giving students a roadmap for their reading. Every chapter concludes with a Study Plan, which summarises key points of the chapter and provides review questions to check understanding, both tied to the chapter’s learning outcomes and assignable in Mastering™ Health.
  • Coverage of topics including gender and sexual identity, the impact of physical inactivity on various ages and stages of life, issues with health care in America today, new dietary and labeling guidelines, scientific evidence that climate change is real and why you should be concerned, and much more, has been added.
Author biography

Rebecca Donatelle has served as a faculty member in the Department of Public Health, College of Health and Human Sciences, at Oregon State University for the last two decades. In that role, she has chaired the department and been program coordinator for the Health Promotion and Health Behavior Program (bachelor’s degree, master of public health, and PhD degree programs), as well as served on over 50 national, state, regional, and university committees focused on improving student academic success and improving the public’s health. Most importantly to her, she has also taught and mentored thousands of undergraduate and graduate students.

 

Dr. Donatelle has a PhD in community health/health promotion and health education, with specializations in health behaviors, aging, and chronic disease prevention, from the University of Oregon; a master of science degree in health education from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse; and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, with majors in health/physical education and English. In recent years, Donatelle has received several professional awards for leadership, teaching, and service within the university and for her work on developing nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs in the health promotion/health behavior areas.

 

Her primary research and scholarship areas have focused on finding scientifically appropriate means of motivating behavior change among resistant populations. Specifically, her work uses incentives, social and community supports, and risk communication strategies in motivating diverse populations to change their risk behaviors. She has worked with pregnant women who smoke in an effort to motivate them to quit smoking, obese women of all ages who are at risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, prediabetic women at risk for progression to type 2 diabetes, and a wide range of other health issues and problems. Earlier research projects have focused on decision making and factors influencing the use of alternative and traditional health care providers for treatment of low back pain, illness and sick role behaviors, occupational stress and stress claims, and worksite health promotion.

 

More recently, through her writing she has been working to provide scientifically defensible, engaging ways to help students understand today's complex health and health care challenges, to ask the tough questions, understand that there are often no simple solutions to the myriad of issues we face both in the US and internationally. With this text in particular, she has worked to motivate students to approach their challenges in a mindful, thoughtful way; to take time to notice and to look within and outside themselves in order to really see, hear and feel the life experience to act compassionately toward self and toward others who are struggling with personal challenges. Importantly, she challenges students to ask..."How can I make the world a better place, for me.. for others, and for future generations?...to live more healthfully, and with more enthusiasm?" Whether it be working to improve personal health behaviors, help others who are struggling, or working to improve the social, political, and macro health environment, her goal is to motivate students to become more engaged and be the health change agents of the future.

 

In addition to her 'writing', Dr. Donatelle enjoys playing acoustic guitar, gardening, camping and socializing with friends and family, and walks with her three rambunctious Westies.