Psychobiological Processes in Health and Illness / Edition 1

Psychobiological Processes in Health and Illness / Edition 1

by Kate Hamilton-West
ISBN-10:
1847872441
ISBN-13:
9781847872449
Pub. Date:
01/30/2011
Publisher:
SAGE Publications

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Overview

Psychobiological Processes in Health and Illness / Edition 1

Psychobiological Processes in Health and Illness is an accessible and engaging introduction to the interrelationships between mind and body across a broad range of topics including infectious illness, autoimmunity, cancer and pain. Taking a biopsychosocial approach, it brings together research from a number of disciplines including health psychology, psychoneuroimmunology and behavioral genetics. The textbook presents established theoretical models relevant to psychobiological processes in health and illness, as well as recent developments in systems, technologies and intervention methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847872449
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/30/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr Kate Hamilton-West is a Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Kent

Table of Contents

The Mind-Body Connection
Changing Conceptualisations of Mind and Body
Emerging Disciplines
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Further Reading
The Link between Stress and Illness
The History of the Stress Concept
Cognitive Models
Biological Models
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Further Reading
Positive Processes in Health and Illness
From Stress to Emotion
Emotion, Coping and Health
Well-Being
Summary and Conclusions
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Further Reading
A Healthy Disposition
Introduction
How Do Genes Influence Health?
Genetic Advances and Identifying Disease Genes
Predictive Genetic Testing
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Further Reading
Pain
What Is Pain?
Theories of Pain
Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Pain
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Further Reading
At-Risk Populations
Introduction
Socio-Economic Status and Health
People with Psychiatric Illness
Older People
Long-Term Caregivers
Summary and Conclusions
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Further Reading
Psychobiological Interventions
Introduction
Coping-Based Approaches
Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Further Reading
Methodological Issues in Psychobiological Research
Introduction
How Can We Determine Whether or not Psychological Factors Influence Health?
Designing and Evaluating Health Interventions
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Further Reading
Summary and Future Directions
What Have We Learned so Far?
What Questions Have We Yet to Adequately Address?
Technological Advances
Summary and Conclusions
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Further Reading
Glossary
References
Index

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