Health Psychology

Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2019-12-12
Publisher(s): Worth Publishers
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Health Psychology provides an accessible and empirically-based approach to understanding health psychology. It goes beyond other mainstream textbooks by introducing students to global and cross-cultural health issues, covering cutting-edge scientific and medical topics in ways that students can understand. The author integrates core theory, research, and practice in an engaging and practical way.

The author integrates the biopsychosocial perspective, building on traditional content and topics in order to aid student understanding, interest, and learning. This textbook incorporates engaging applications, case studies and frequent examples, clear and thorough explanations, and a student-friendly tone. It insists on the implications of positive and negative health behaviors for a student’s life. The author also provides an emphasis on developmental influences on health.

Launchpad with ebook is an online course space with practice quizzes, videos, video activities, and other tutorials plus a gradebook for instructors.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Health Psychology
Chapter 2 Gathering Information on Health and Illness
Chapter 3 Health Beliefs and Behaviors
Chapter 4 Health-Enhancing Behaviors
Chapter 5 Health-Compromising Behaviors
Chapter 6 Understanding Stress
Chapter 7 Coping with Stress
Chapter 8 Symptoms and Pain
Chapter 9 Cardiovascular Disorders and Diabetes
Chapter 10 Psychoneuroimmunology and Related Disorders
Chapter 11 Chronic and Terminal Illnesses
Chapter 12 Health Care Services, Systems, and Alternatives
Chapter 13 Achieving Emotional Health and Well-Being
Chapter 14 The Future of Health Psychology
Name Index
Subject Index

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