Health Psychology

Health Psychology : Biopsychosocial Interactions

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The second edition of Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions continues to draw on the research and theoretical perspectives of many disciplines to illustrate the interrelationship of psychology and health. Using the biopsychosocial model for understanding the whole person in health and illness, the text explores current Australasian and international research conducted by health psychologists, public health researchers and those working in related fields.

This edition retains the structure, broad scope, pedagogical features and clear, accessible style of Sarafino s landmark work, while applying Australasian health-related statistics and documenting a wide range of Australasian health promotion programs.
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  • Paperback | 776 pages
  • 192 x 252 x 46mm | 1,519.53g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0470813458
  • 9780470813454
  • 57,136

Table of contents

Part 1: An introduction: basic issues and processes
Chapter 1 An overview of psychology and health

Chapter 2 The body's physical systems

Part 2: Stress, illness and coping

Chapter 3 Stress - its meaning, impact and sources

Chapter 4 Stress, biopsychosocial factors and illness

Chapter 5 Coping with and reducing stress

Part 3: Lifestyles to enhance health and prevent illness

Chapter 6 Health-related behaviour and health promotion

Chapter 7 Reducing substance use and abuse

Chapter 8 Improving nutrition, weight control and diet, physical activity and safety

Part 4: Becoming ill and getting medical treatment

Chapter 9 Using health services

Chapter 10 In the hospital: the setting, procedures and effects on patients

Part 5: Physical symptoms: pain and discomfort

Chapter 11 The nature and symptoms of pain

Chapter 12 Managing and controlling clinical pain

Part 6: Chronic and life-threatening health problems

Chapter 13 Serious and disabling chronic illnesses: causes, management and coping

Chapter 14 Heart disease, stroke, cancer and AIDS: causes, management and coping

Part 7: Looking to the future

Chapter 15 What's ahead for health psychology?
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