Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions / Edition 7

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To truly understand the interconnections between psychology and health, you've got to take a look at the whole person. That's why Edward Sarafino's thoroughly updated Fifth Edition examines the dynamic interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors in people's health.

Sarafino presents the most current thinking in the field, drawing on recent research and theory from psychology, sociology, anthropology, and biology. Throughout, the text explores life-span development in health and illness, as well as health and health-related behavior of people throughout the world.

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
  • Product dimensions: 8.29 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 An overview of psychology and health 1
Ch. 2 The body's physical systems 31
Ch. 3 Stress - its meaning, impact, and sources 61
Ch. 4 Stress, biopsychosocial factors, and illness 86
Ch. 5 Coping with and reducing stress 116
Ch. 6 Health-related behavior and health promotion 139
Ch. 7 Substance use and abuse 171
Ch. 8 Nutrition, weight control and diet, exercise, and safety 203
Ch. 9 Using health services 236
Ch. 10 In the hospital : the setting, procedures, and effects on patients 266
Ch. 11 The nature and symptoms of pain 291
Ch. 12 Managing and controlling clinical pain 319
Ch. 13 Serious and disabling chronic illnesses : causes, management, and coping 343
Ch. 14 Heart disease, stroke, cancer, and AIDS : causes, management, and coping 372
Ch. 15 What's ahead for health psychology? 405
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