9780495601326

Health Psychology : An Introduction to Behavior and Health

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495601326

  • ISBN10:

    0495601322

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/19/2009
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

For over 20 years, Brannon and Feist's HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH has remained a leader in the field of health psychology for its scholarship, strong and current research base, and balanced coverage of the cognitive, behavioral, and biological approaches to health psychology. Accessible and appealing to a wide audience, this reader-friendly classic has enjoyed enduring success for its concise writing style and visual program. Now extensively updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, the new Seventh Edition features a stronger emphasis on diversity, additional information on complementary and alternative medicine, coverage of the latest research and cutting-edge technology, and new real-world examples selected for their interest and relevance to today's readers.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Health Psychology
Introducing Health Psychology
Conducting Health Research
Seeking Health Care
Adhering to Medical Advice
Stress , Pain, and Coping
Defining, Measuring, and Managing Stress
Understanding Stress and Disease
Understanding and Managing Pain
Considering Alternative Approaches
Behavior and Chronic Disease
Behavioral Factors in Cardiovascular Disease
Behavioral Factors in Cancer
Living With Chronic Illness
Behavioral Health
Smoking Tobacco
Using Alcohol and Other Drugs
Eating and Weight
Exercising
Looking toward the Future
Future Challenges
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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great read February 8, 2011
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great book. very informative! i suggest renting instead of buying it though bc i never reused it and would have saved a lot of money if i had rented it instead.
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Great Deal on a Great Textbook September 8, 2010
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Health psychology can be a tough topic to cover but this book does a wonderful job. It proved quite useful in the class i was taking. I got an A and the Textbook rental cost me less than $100
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