9780495600794

Health Psychology A Cultural Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495600794

  • ISBN10:

    0495600792

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/4/2009
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

With a conversational style that conveys the excitement, research base, and real-world applications of the field, Regan A. R. Gurung introduces readers to health psychology with an integrated cultural perspective. Starting with a description of the biological, psychological, and sociological factors that determine who we are, the book examines cultural differences in major health behaviors and health, achieving the commendable goal of being comprehensive yet extremely accessible.

Table of Contents

Preface
Health Psychology: Setting the Stage
Cultural Approaches to Health
Essential Physiology
Stress across Cultures
Coping and Social Support
Models of Behavior Changes
Health Behaviors: Eating, Physical Activity, Smoking, and Drinking
Factors Surrounding Illness
Pain
Chronic Illness, Terminal Illness, and Death
Psychoneuroimmunology and HIV
Culture and Cancer
Culture and Cardiovascular Disease
The Future of Health Psychology
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