Health Psychology An Introduction to Behavior and Health

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-05-03
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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For over 20 years, Brannon and Feist's HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH has remained the mainstay 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. The text's accessibility for a wide-ranging student audience has been a main ingredient of this book's success. Instructors and students alike will appreciate the concise writing style, ample pedagogy, and visual program in this classic approach to the teaching and learning of health psychology.

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 and Measuring Stress
Understanding Stress and Disease
Understanding Pain
Coping with Stress and Pain
Behavior and Chronic Disease
Cardiovascular Disease
Behavioral Factors in Cancer
Living with Chronic Illness
Behavioral Health
Preventing Injuries
Smoking Tobacco
Using Alcohol and Other Drugs
Eating to Control Weight
Looking Toward The Future
Future Challenges
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