Health Psychology

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/13/2014
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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Sarafino draws from the research and theory of many disciplines in order to show psychologists how psychology and health affect each other. Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions, 8th Edition is updated to include new research and data. New discussions are included on health care systems. Significant new information is also presented on prevention and intervention, especially for teens’ risky behaviors. In addition, international examples are included to broaden the psychologist’s view of health issues around the world and highlight what works in the field.

Table of Contents

Article I.  PART I An Introduction: Basic Issues and Processes xx

Chapter 1  An Overview of Psychology and Health xx

Chapter 2  The Body’s Physical Systems xx

Article II. PART II Stress, Illness, and Coping xx

Chapter 3  Stress—Its Meaning, Impact, and Sources xx

Chapter 4  Stress, Biopsychosocial Factors, and Illness xx

Chapter 5 Coping with and Reducing Stress xxx

Article III. PART III  Lifestyles to Enhance Health and Prevent Illness xxx

Chapter 6 Health-Related Behavior and Health Promotion xxx

Chapter 7 Substance Use and Abuse xxx

Chapter 8 Nutrition, Weight Control and Diet, Exercise, and Safety xxx

Article IV. PART IV Becoming Ill and Getting Medical Treatment xxx

Chapter 9 Using Health Services xxx

Chapter 10 In the Hospital: The Setting, Procedures, and Effects on Patients xxx

Article V. PART V Physical Symptoms: Pain and Discomfort xxx

Chapter 11 The Nature and Symptoms of Pain xxx

Chapter 12 Managing and Controlling Clinical Pain xxx

Article VI. PART VI Chronic and Life-Threatening Health Problems xxx

Chapter 13 Serious and Disabling Chronic Illnesses: Causes, Management, and Coping xxx

Chapter 14 Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancer, and AIDS: Causes, Management, and Coping xxx

Article VII. PART VII Looking to the Future xxx

Chapter 15 What’s Ahead for Health Psychology? xxx

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