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The original and creative analyses presented in this work represent a new understanding of the exciting field of personality and disease. Contributors offer current research findings and their experienced opinions on the relationship that exists between personality and disease in a clear, comprehensive fashion. Among the topics covered are models of linkages between personality and disease, stress and illness, individual differences and health—gender, coping and stress. Personality and social factors or and how they affect the outcome of cancer, are also discussed. The exploration and examination of the issues presented here are extremely valuable and will have a major impact on future research and practice.
GENERAL CONCEPTUAL ISSUES.
Personality and Disease: Overview, Review, and Preview (H. Friedman).
Lessons from History: How to Find the Person in Health Psychology (S. Kobasa).
Models of Linkages Between Personality and Disease (J. Suls & J. Rittenhouse).
All Other Things Are Not Equal: An Ecological Approach to Personality and Disease (T. Revenson).
STRESS, EMOTION, AND HEALTH.
Stress, Coping, and Illness (R. Lazarus).
Issues and Interventions in Stress Mastery (S. Maddi).
Personality and Health: Testing the Sense of Coherence Model (A. Antonovsky).
Disease-Prone Personality or Distress-Prone Personality?
The Role of Neuroticism in Coronary Heart Disease (S. Stone & P. Costa).
PERSONALITY, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, AND HOMEOSTASIS.
On Attempting to Articulate the Biopsychosocial Model: Psychological-Psychophysiological Homeostasis (L. Temoshok).
Individual Differences and Health: Gender, Coping, and Stress (J. Ratliff-Crain & A. Baum).
Personality and Social Factors in Cancer Outcome (S. Levy & L. Heiden).
Where Is the Disease-Prone Personality?
Conclusion and Future Directions (H. Friedman).