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Since the first edition was published in 1986, this text has helped thousands of college students learn how to maintain their health and guard against illness. The goal of Health Psychology has always been to make research accessible in a way that integrates theory with practical applications so that people can lead healthier lives. The importance of social relationships, health behaviors, and co-management of health and illness are themes that are woven throughout the text.
Table of Contents
About the Author
PART ONE - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
CHAPTER 1 - What Is Health Psychology?
CHAPTER 2 - The Systems of the Body
PART TWO - HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND PRIMARY PREVENTION
CHAPTER 3 - Health Behaviors
CHAPTER 4 - Health-Promoting Behaviors
CHAPTER 5 - Health-Compromising Behaviors
PART THREE - STRESS AND COPING
CHAPTER 6 - Stress
CHAPTER 7 – Coping, Resilience, and Social Support
PART FOUR – SEEKING AND USING HEALTH CARE SERVICES
CHAPTER 8 - Using Health Services
CHAPTER 9 – Patients, Providers, and Treatments
CHAPTER 10 - The Management of Pain and Discomfort
PART FIVE - MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC AND TERMINAL ILLNESS
CHAPTER 11 - Management of Chronic Illness
CHAPTER 12 - Psychological Issues in Advancing and Terminal Illness
CHAPTER 13 - Heart Disease, Hypertension, Stroke, and Type II Diabetes
CHAPTER 14 - Psychoneuroimmunology and Immune-Related Disorders
PART SIX - TOWARD THE FUTURE
CHAPTER 15 - Health Psychology: Challenges for the Future