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Health Psychology

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ISBN-10: 0133848922

ISBN-13: 9780133848922

Edition: 1st 1989

Authors: Howard S. Friedman

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List price: $151.60
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/15/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.13" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

About the Author
Introduction to Basic Concepts and Methods
The Field of Health Psychology
Causes of Death
The Emotional Context
The Psychological and Psychophysiological Context
The Social (Interactional) Context
The Behavioral Context
The Institutional Context
The Societal and Cultural Context
Medical Ethics
The Discipline of Health Psychology
The Organization of This Book
Summary and Conclusion
The Psychophysiological Basis of Health and Illness
A Brief History of Psychophysiology
Autonomic Nervous System
Endocrine System
Psychology and the Immune System
The Traditional Biomedical Model
Summary and Conclusion
The Social and Cultural Basis of Health and Illness
Medical Help-Seeking
What Is Illness?
Cultural and Demographic Influences
Social Cognition: Social Perception, Attribution, and Illness
The Rewards of the Sick Role
The Biopsychosocial Health Psychology Model
Summary and Conclusion
Psychological Contributors to and Treatments of Illness
Belief, Pain, and Healing
Holistic Health
Belief and Its Function in Health
Pain Management
Summary and Conclusion
Stress and Illness
What Is Stress?
Models of Stress and Illness
Loss, Life Change, and Illness
Mastery and Control or Relinquishing Control
Life Change
Stress Psychophysiology
Coping With Stress
Self-Induced Stress
Summary and Conclusion
Personality and Disease
Models of Personality and Disease
The Coronary-Prone Personality
The Disease-Prone Personality
Personality and the Immune System
Implications for Society
Summary and Conclusion
Quality of Life and the Self-Healing Personality
Healthy Work
Quality of Life
Healthy Control
Healthy Subtypes
Salutogenesis and Coherence
The Self-Healing Personality
Social Ties and Social Integration
Life-Time Predictors of Longevity
Summary and Conclusion
Adaptation to Chronic Illness
Adaptation to the Crisis of Illness
Coping With Chronic Illness
Social Support and Rehabilitation
Special Cases of Chronic Illness
Summary and Conclusion
Dying, Death, and Grief
Reactions to Impending Death
The Hospice
Bereavement and Grieving
The Caregiver's Reaction to Dying Patients
Children and Death
Summary and Conclusion
Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and the Health Care System
Tobacco, Alcohol, and Illegal Drug Abuse
Models of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Illegal Drug Abuse
Summary and Conclusion
Nutrition, Exercise, and Prophylaxis
Nutrition and Eating
Exercise and Physical Activity
Human Sexuality
Immunizations and Vector Control
Summary and Conclusion
Patient Cooperation (Adherence)
The Problem of Noncooperation
Consequences of Noncooperation
Reasons for Lack of Cooperation
The Care of the Patient
Doctor-Patient Relations
Models of the Practitioner-Patient Relationship
Summary and Conclusion
Communication Between Patients and Practitioners
The Problem of Practitioner-Patient Communication
Words and Medical Jargon
Nonverbal Communication Between Patients and Practitioners
Interviewing in the Health Care Context
Summary and Conclusion
Health Care Professionals and Hospitals
Medical Training
Stress and Its Effects on Practicing Health Care Professionals
Decision-Making in Health Care
Women in Medicine
Summary and Conclusion
Society, Utilization, and the Future
Medical Ethics and Utilization Issues
Socio-Medical Ethics
Health Care and the Poor
Health Care Utilization
The Future of Health Psychology
The Promise of Health Psychology
Summary and Conclusion
Name Index
Subject Index