Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions / Edition 7

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Sarafino draws from the research and theory of many disciplines in order to show psychologists how psychology and health affect each other. The new edition has been updated to include new research and data. New discussions are included on health care systems. Significant new information is also presented on prevention and intervention, especially for teens' risky behaviors. In addition, international examples are included to broaden the psychologist's view of health issues around the world and highlight what works in the field.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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A textbook for such courses as health psychology or behavioral medicine, drawing on insights from many different disciplines to describe how psychology and health are interconnected. Addressed primarily to juniors, but also accessible to sophomores who have had at least an introductory psychology course; and suitable for students in a wide range of majors, including sociology, allied health, pre- med, and health and physical education. Retains from the 1990 and 1994 editions the overall organization, pedagogy, and varieties of boxed material, but updates and expanded the coverage of several topics. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470646984
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/22/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 511,974
  • Product dimensions: 8.29 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I An Introduction: Basic Issues and Processes.

Chapter 1 An Overview of Psychology and Health.

Chapter 2 The Body's Physical Systems.

PART II 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 III Lifestyles to Enhance Health and Prevent Illness.

Chapter 6 Health-Related Behavior and Health Promotion.

Chapter 7 Substance Use and Abuse.

Chapter 8 Nutrition, Weight Control and Diet, Exercise, and Safety.

PART IV Becoming Ill and Getting Medical Treatment.

Chapter 9 Using Health Services.

Chapter 10 In the Hospital: the Setting, Procedures, and Effects on Patients.

PART V Physical Symptoms: Pain and Discomfort.

Chapter 11 The Nature and Symptoms of Pain.

Chapter 12 Managing and Controlling Clinical Pain.

PART VI 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 VII Looking to the Future.

Chapter 15 What's Ahead for Health Psychology?

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