The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology

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The flaws in today's healthcare systems and practices are well-documented: millions remain far from optimal health due to a variety of psychological and social factors; large numbers of patients do not fully cooperate with medical advice; errors in medical decision-making - some stemming from flaws in interpersonal relations - regularly lead to needless suffering and death. Further, the effects of emotions, personality, and motivation on healing are not well incorporated into traditional medical care. The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology compiles the most relevant scholarship from psychology, medicine, and public health to offer a thorough and authoritative model of the biopsychosocial approach to health. A collection of international contributors addresses all relevant concepts in this model, including its applications to health promotion, health behavior change, and treatment.show more

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  • Hardback | 936 pages
  • 186 x 256 x 50mm | 1,746.32g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019534281X
  • 9780195342819
  • 1,643,982

About Howard S. Friedman

Howard S. Friedman is Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Riverside. Major awards for his health psychology research include the Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association, and the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science, its most prestigious award in the field of applied scientific research. Author or editor of a dozen books and 150 scientific articles, Dr. Friedman graduated from Yale and was awarded a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship for his doctoral work at Harvard.show more

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9780805864618 Baum & Revenson/Handbook of Health Psychology/2e $199.95 1000 Psychology Press 7/1/2011show more

Table of contents

Part One: Background, History, and Methods ; 1. The Intellectual Roots of Health Psychology ; Howard S. Friedman and Nancy E. Adler ; 2. A History of the Development of Health Psychology ; Wade Pickren and Silvia Degni ; 3. Measurement in Health Psychology Research ; Timothy W. Smith ; 4. Designing and Conducting Interventions to Enhance Physical and Mental Health Outcomes ; J. Lee Westmaas, Virginia Gil-Rivas, and Roxane C. Silver ; 5. Uncertainty, Variability, and Resource Allocation in the Health Care Decision Process ; Robert M. Kaplan ; Part Two: Core Concepts in Health Psychology ; 6. The Brain, Homeostasis, and Health: Balancing Demands of the Internal and External Milieu ; John T. Cacioppo and Gary G. Berntson ; 7. Psychoneuroimmunology ; Margaret E. Kemeny ; 8. Stress, Coping, and Health ; Charles S. Carver and Sara Vargas ; 9. Social Support ; Shelley E. Taylor ; 10. Personality, Disease, and Self-healing ; Howard S. Friedman ; 11. Adjustment to Chronic Disease: Progress and Promise in Research ; Annette L. Stanton and Tracey A. Revenson ; 12. Social Comparison Processes: Implications for Physical Health ; Jerry Suls ; 13. Health and Illness Perceptions ; Yael Benyamimi ; Part Three: Core Issues in Clinical Health ; 14. Physician-Patient Communication ; Judith A. Hall and Debra L. Roter ; 15. Aging and Health ; Karen Rook, Susan Turk Charles, and Jutta Heckhausen ; 16. Chronic Pain: Closing the Gap between Evidence and Practice ; Beverly Thorn ; 17. Coping with Cancer ; Vanessa Malcarne ; 18. Expressive Writing, Emotional Upheavals, and Health ; James W. Pennebaker and Cindy K. Chung ; 19. Beyond the Myths of Coping with Loss: Prevailing Assumptions versus Scientific Evidence ; Camille Wortman and Kathrin Boerner ; 20. Family Consultation for Couples Coping with Health Problems: A Social Cybernetic Approach ; Michael J. Rohrbaugh and Varda Shoham ; 21. Childhood Health and Chronic Illness ; Barbara Tinsley ; 22. Transplantation ; Mary Amanda Dew and Andrea F. DiMartini ; 23. HIV/AIDS ; Lydia Temoshok ; Part Four: Health Behaviors and Change ; 24. Health Behavior Change ; Ralf Schwarzer ; 25. Advancing Health Behavior Theory: The Interplay among Theories of Health Behavior, Empirical Modeling of Health Behavior, and Behavioral Interventions ; Leona Aiken ; 26. The Perception of Health Risks ; Britta Renner and Harald Schupp ; 27. Physical Activity ; Dawn Wilson ; 28. Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorders ; Kenneth J. Sher, Amelia Talley, Andrew K. Littlefield, and Julia Martinez ; 29. Obesity ; Emily L. Van Walleghen, Betsy A. Steeves, and Hollie A. Raynor ; 30. Dispositional Optimism, Psychophysiology, and Health ; Suzanne Segerstrom ; Part Five: Population and Socio-Cultural Issues ; 31. Community Health ; Marta Gil Lacruz ; 32. Latino Health ; John Ruiz and Patrick Steffen ; 33. Two Decades of Social Change in Central and Eastern Europe: Implications for Health ; Irina L. G. Todorova ; 34. Asian Meditation and Health ; Yosuke Sakairi, Genji Sugamura, and Masao Suzuki ; 35. Health Consequences of Social Relationships in Non-human Primates ; John P. Capitanio ; Part Six: Conclusion ; 36. Conclusion: The Achievements and Promise of Health Psychology ; Howard S. Friedmanshow more

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