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Individual Differences, Stress, and Health Psychology

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Individual Differences, Stress, and Health Psychology presents recent research on how individual differences lead to the variety of reactions people display to stressors. These reactions are considered particularly in their relation to health and illness. Distinguished international researchers in health psychology speculate on the future of the field and its application to developing treatments or changes in lifestyles that may prevent or alleviate such disorders as cancer, coronary heart disease, hypertension, ...
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Overview

Individual Differences, Stress, and Health Psychology presents recent research on how individual differences lead to the variety of reactions people display to stressors. These reactions are considered particularly in their relation to health and illness. Distinguished international researchers in health psychology speculate on the future of the field and its application to developing treatments or changes in lifestyles that may prevent or alleviate such disorders as cancer, coronary heart disease, hypertension, and post-traumatic stress syndrome. The volume makes a significant contribution to the study of the relation between stress and health processes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461283676
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Contributions to Psychology and Medicine Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 191
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: The Impact of Certain Emotions in Cardiovascular Disorders.- Hassles, Health and Happiness.- The Type A Behavior Pattern and Coronary Heart Disease: Physiological and Psychological Dimensions.- Sensation Seeking, Risk Taking and Health.- The Experience, Expression and Control of Anger.- Social Support, Personality, and Health.- Personality and Stress as Causal Factors in Cancer and Coronary Heart Disease.- Temperamental Dimensions as Co-Determinants of Resistance to Stress.- Author Index.- Subject Index.

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