Health Psychology A Biopsychosocial Approach

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-02-15
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers

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With Straub’s Health Psychology, students explore the interrelationship of psychological and physical well-being, making meaningful connections between health psychology theory and research and their own everyday experience.  Straub explores the main ideas of the field from a biopsychosocial perspective, drawing on the latest research, engaging examples, and thorough considerations of diversity issues as they relate to health psychology (gender, ethnicity, age, orientation).

Table of Contents


Part 1 Foundations of Health Psychology
Chapter 1 Introducing Health Psychology
Chapter 2 Research in Health Psychology
Chapter 3 Biological Foundations of Health and Illness 

Part 2 Stress and Health
Chapter 4 Stress 
Chapter 5 Coping with Stress  

Part 3 Behavior and Health 
Chapter 6 Staying Healthy: Primary Prevention and Positive Psychology
Chapter 7 Exercise, Sleep, and Injury Control
Chapter 8 Nutrition, Obesity, and Eating Disorders
Chapter 9 Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction 

Part 4 Chronic and Life-Threatening Illnesses
Chapter 10 Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes
Chapter 11 Cancer 
Chapter 12 HIV/AIDS and Other Communicable Diseases 

Part 5 Seeking Treatment 
Chapter 13 The Role of Health Psychology in Seeking and Obtaining Health Care
Chapter 14 Managing Pain 
Chapter 15 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Epilogue Health Psychology Today and Tomorrow  

Glossary G-1
References R-1
Name Index NI-1
Subject Index SI-1


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