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Health Psychology

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ISBN-10: 0534363598

ISBN-13: 9780534363598

Edition: 1998

Authors: Phillip L. Rice

List price: $282.95
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This dynamic, readable text draws students into the subject of Health Psychology using human interest chapter opening stories to personalize each topic as it is introduced. Case studies and news reports have been woven into the empirical content to heighten the book's appeal. The author strikes a balance among theories, principles, and applications, and ties issues of humanity and science together to provide a context for understanding health and illness. He provides a selective, rather than encyclopedic, approach to the subject. The result is an extremely current text that integrates issues of gender, ethnicity, and culture, and covers topical subjects such as AIDS, substance abuse,…    
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Book details

List price: $282.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/4/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 580
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Foundations And Definitions Of Health Psychology
Health Psychology: A Growing Partnership in Health Care
Theoretical Foundations Of Health Psychology
Of Germs and Magic Bullets: Biomedical Foundations of Health Psychology
On Grief, Placebos, and Mind: Psychological Foundations of Health and Illness
Social Networks: Social-Ecological Theories of Health and Illness
Intervention And Research: Techniques In Health Psychology
Four Therapies: Short-Term, Cognitive, Behavioral, and Pharmacotherapy
Biobehavioral Research: Experimental, Clinical, and Epidemiological Strategies
Stress, High-Risk Behaviors And Health
Stress Models: Symptoms, Sources, and Strategies
Substance Abuse I: Kicking Harmful Habits
Substance Abuse II: Use and Misuse of Alcohol
Nutrition: Healthy and Unhealthy Habits
The AIDS Epidemic: A Behavioral Disease
Coping With Chronic Or Catastrophic Illness
Heart Health: Silent Killers and the Hurry Sickness
The Problem of Pain: Headaches and Low Back Pain
Chronic Illness: Cancer and Arthritis
Promoting Health And Preventing Illness
Pediatric Health Psychology: Promoting Health and Coping With Chronic Illness
Aging and Health: Myths, Realities, and Actions
Name Index
Subject Index