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PART I: FOUNDATIONS AND DEFINITIONS OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY. 1. Health Psychology: A Growing Partnership in Health Care. PART II: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY. 2. Of Germs and Magic Bullets: Biomedical Foundations of Health Psychology. 3. On Grief, Placebos, and Mind: Psychological Foundations of Health and Illness. 4. Social Networks: Social-Ecological Theories of Health and Illness. PART III: INTERVENTION AND RESEARCH: TECHNIQUES IN HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY. 5. Four Therapies: Short-Term, Cognitive, Behavioral, and Pharmacotherapy. 6. Biobehavioral Research: Experimental, Clinical, and Epidemiological Strategies. PART IV: STRESS, HIGH-RISK BEHAVIORS AND HEALTH. 7. Stress Models: Symptoms, Sources, and Strategies. 8. Substance Abuse I: Kicking Harmful Habits. 9. Substance Abuse II: Use and Misuse of Alcohol. 10. Nutrition: Healthy and Unhealthy Habits. 11. The AIDS Epidemic: A Behavioral Disease. PART V: COPING WITH CHRONIC OR CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS. 12. Heart Health: Silent Killers and the Hurry Sickness. 13. The Problem of Pain: Headaches and Low Back Pain. 14. Chronic Illness: Cancer and Arthritis. PART VI: PROMOTING HEALTH AND PREVENTING ILLNESS. 15. Pediatric Health Psychology: Promoting Health and Coping With Chronic Illness. 16. Aging and Health: Myths, Realities, and Actions. References. Name Index. Subject Index.