9780534368500

Health Psychology An Introduction to Behavior and Health

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534368500

  • ISBN10:

    0534368506

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/16/1999
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Known for its currency and its effective treatment of research studies (both historical and contemporary), this new edition provides a sound, pragmatic understanding of the behaviors that affect health. The Fourth Edition offers a more streamlined, straightforward presentation that makes the material more accessible to students. The authors explain experimental design and critique studies and their findings by examining how the studies were conducted. Where there is controversy or a finding that creates doubt or uncertainty, Brannon and Feist clarify. In this edition, the authors offer an increased emphasis on psychological interventions, practical self-assessments, unique coverage of violence prevention, and the latest research and statistics on health psychology.

Table of Contents

PART 1 FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Introducing Health Psychology
1(18)
Conducting Health Research
19(27)
Seeking Health Care
46(34)
Adhering to Medical Advice
80(27)
PART 2 STRESS, PAIN, AND COPING
Defining and Measuring Stress
107(31)
Understanding Stress and Disease
138(31)
Understanding Pain
169(33)
Coping with Stress and Pain
202(31)
PART 3 BEHAVIOR AND CHRONIC DISEASE
Identifying Behavioral Factors in Cardiovascular Disease
233(34)
Identifying Behavioral Factors in Cancer
267(26)
Living with Chronic Illness
293(36)
PART 4 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Preventing Injuries
329(36)
Smoking Tobacco
365(35)
Using Alcohol and Other Drugs
400(38)
Eating to Control Weight
438(36)
Exercising
474(30)
PART 5 LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE
Future Challenges
504

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