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Foundations of Health Psychology

ISBN-10: 0195139593

ISBN-13: 9780195139594

Edition: 2007

Authors: Howard S. Friedman, Roxane Cohen Silver

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Health psychology is the scientific study of psychological processes related to health and health care. Although the field is only 25 years old, it has burgeoned into a major scientific and clinical discipline. Health psychology has excellent scientific journals, thousands of scientists and practitioners, and many students. Yet, there has not been a sufficient statement or explication of the foundational concepts upon which this flourishing field is built. Foundations of Health Psychology brings together top experts to provide a much-needed conceptual base for this rapidly expanding field. Rather than take a medical model approach, the volume examines health psychology from a theoretical, conceptual, and psychological perspective. After presenting an overview of the field's history and methods, the contributors address core concepts of the biopsychosocial approach to health and then discuss applications to health promotion and illness prevention and treatment. Providing a deep understanding of the intellectual foundations of health psychology, this volume will be invaluable for both new and experienced researchers, as well as students and other scholars seeking a firm basis for successful research and practice.
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Book details

List price: $110.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/31/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 10.00" wide x 7.20" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 2.288

Preface
List of Contributors
The History and Background of Health Psychology
Measurement in Health Psychology Research
Designing and Implementing Interventions to Promote Health and Prevent Illness
Core Concepts Of The Biopsychosocial Approach To Health
The Brain, Homeostasis, and Health: Balancing Demands of the Internal and External Milieu
Psychoneuroimmunology
Stress, Coping and Health
Social Support
Personality, Disease, and Self-healing
Applications To Health Promotion And Effective Treatment
Adjustment to Chronic Disease: Progress and Promise in Research
Aging and Health
Expressive Writing, Emotional Upheavals, and Health
Reactions to the Death of a Loved One: Beyond the Myths of Coping with Loss
Physician-Patient Communication
Uncertainty, Variability and Resource Allocation in the Healthcare Decision Process
Subject Index
Name Index