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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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