Health Psychology: Challenging the Biomedical Model / Edition 1

Health Psychology: Challenging the Biomedical Model / Edition 1

by Charles L. Sheridan, Sally A. Radmacher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471508527

ISBN-13: 9780471508526

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Wiley

Not only examines the present state of health psychology but also provides the reader with an exciting glimpse of its future. The differences between the biomedical and the biopsychosocial model are precisely illustrated and powerful evidence is given to demonstrate the urgent need for a change of models in order to cope with the psychological health changes of the

Overview

Not only examines the present state of health psychology but also provides the reader with an exciting glimpse of its future. The differences between the biomedical and the biopsychosocial model are precisely illustrated and powerful evidence is given to demonstrate the urgent need for a change of models in order to cope with the psychological health changes of the 21st century. Without relinquishing the significance of experimental or theoretical work, it focuses on the practice of health psychology. Along with actual case studies, the summaries and discussion questions at the end of each chapter make the material both enjoyable and meaningful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471508526
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Changing Paradigms in Health and Health Care.

Introduction to Health Psychology.

Thinking Critically About Health-Related Research.

Psychobiological Mechanisms of Health and Disease.

Psychological and Behavioral Therapies in Health Psychology.

A Cognitive-Social Look at Physicians and Patients.

Stress and Health.

Lifestyle Factors I: Health, Food, and Exercise.

Lifestyles II: The Invisible Drugs.

Pain and Health Psychology.

Modern Epidemics: Cardiovascular Disease.

Cancer and AIDS: The Dreaded Diseases.

The Widening Scope of Health Psychology.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >