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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
|Health Psychology: Setting the Stage|
|Cultural Approaches to Health|
|Stress across Cultures|
|Coping and Social Support|
|Models of Behavior Changes|
|Health Behaviors: Eating, Physical Activity, Smoking, and Drinking|
|Factors Surrounding Illness|
|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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