Current Directions in Health Psychology / Edition 1

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This new and exciting reader includes over 20 articles that have been carefully selected for the undergraduate audience, and taken from the very accessible Current Directions in Psychological Science journal. These timely, cutting-edge articles allow instructors to bring their students real-world perspective–from a reliable source–about today’s most current and pressing issues in health psychology.

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Table of Contents


Psychological Stress, Immunity and Upper Respiratory Infections, S. Cohen.

Depression and Mortality in the Elderly, R. Schultz, L. M. Martire, S. R. Beach and M. F. Scheier.

Is Laughter the Best Medicine? Humor, Laughter, and Physical Health, R. A. Martin.

Is Caregiving a Risk Factor for Illness? P. P. Vitaliano, H. M. Young and J. Zhang.

Employee Control and Occupational Stress, P. E. Spector.

Ethnicity-Related Sources of Stress and Their Effects on Well-Being, R. J. Contrada, R. D. Ashmore, M. L. Gary, E. Coups, J. D. Egeth, A. Sewell, K. Ewell, T. M. Goyal and V. Chasse.

Why Socioeconomic Status Affects the Health of Children: A Psychological Perspective, E. Chen.


The Psychobiology of Stress, M. E. Kemeny.

The Role of Psychosocial Processes in Explaining the Gradient between Socioeconomic Status and Health, N. Adler and A. C. Snibbe.

Social Support, Physiological Processes, and Health, B. N. Uchino, D. Uno and J. Holt-Lunstad.

Animal Models Reveal the “Psych” in the Psychosomatics of Peptic Ulcers, J. B. Overmier and R. Murison. Psychoneuroimmunology, R. Ader.

Environmental and Behavioral Influences on Gene Activity, G. Gottlieb.

Health Stresses and Depressive Symptomatology in the Elderly: A Control-Process Approach, C. Wrosch, R. Schultz and J. Heckhausen.

Psychological Adjustment to Breast Cancer, B. Compas and L. Luecken.

Another Side to Caregiving: Negative Reactions to Being Helped, J. T. Newsom.

Illness and Satisfaction With Medical Care, J. A. Hall, D. L. Roter, and M. A. Milburn.

The Immune System as a Sensory System: Implications for Psychology, S. F. Maier and L. R. Watkins.


The Value of Stress-Management Interventions in Life-Threatening Medical Conditions, R. Lewis-Claar and J. A. Blumenthal.

Patient Adherence With Medical Treatment Regimens: An Interactive Approach, A. J. Christensen and J. A. Johnson.

Social-Cognitive Factors in Changing Health-Related, R. Schwarzer.

Why Young Men Drive Dangerously: Implications for Injury Prevention, V. Nell.

Pain: Biopsychosocial Mechanisms and Management, F. J. Keefe and C. R. France.

Are Pets a Healthy Pleasure? The Influence of Pets on Blood Pressure, K. Allen.

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