A City Guide To Mingshui for Marks et al. however, in this text we have successfully balanced these and shown how one can influence responses to the other. Critical health psychologists argue that the biopsychosocial model needs clearer distinction from the biomedical model, particularly in relation to the development of the social’ component. As Crossley points out, the biopsychosocial model is more often treated in health psychology research as if the three components are simultaneous influences but still separate rather than fully integrated ones. The focus on individual thought, feeling and action, she claims, underplays the role played by society and politics in our human experience of health and illness. Contexts and cultures need more attention for example, a greater acknowledgement of the rich and growing diversity of cultures in the UK and the rest of Europe. Unlike many undergraduate health psychology texts, we aim to provide you with an understanding of cultural influences on health and the responses to illness. A City Guide To Mingshui 2016.