Health Psychology

Health Psychology : An Introduction to Behavior and Health

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A balanced introduction to the subject that uses a systems approach in examining the mechanisms of health and the clinical factors of the disease process, tying these together with the behavioural factors (the psychology of health). The text examines the specific, critical areas of the field including stress, pain, behavioural factors in cardiovascular disease and cancer, and the management of those factors. There is also emphasis on personal control and health that include such public health concerns as smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol, and eating disorders. This book should be of interest to degree and diploma students taking courses in health psychology; also of interest to students in departments of health, physical education and nursing.show more

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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 193.04 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 961.61g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • 0534082742
  • 9780534082741

Table of contents

Part One: Foundations of health psychology. Introducing health psychology. Psychological principles in behavioural medicine. Physiological foundations of health psychology. Part Two: Behavior and illness. The psychology of being sick. Stress and stress management. Pain and pain management. Behavioural factors in cardiovascular disease. Behavioural factors in cancer. Part Three: Behavioral health. Personal control and health. Smoking tobacco. Drinking alcohol. Eating to control weight. Exercising. Part Four: Future challenges. The challenge to health psychology.show more

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