ISBN-10:
0674005619
ISBN-13:
9780674005617
Pub. Date:
03/16/2001
Publisher:
Harvard
Psychophysiology: The Mind-Body Perspective / Edition 1

Psychophysiology: The Mind-Body Perspective / Edition 1

by Kenneth HugdahlKenneth Hugdahl

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Overview

In our high-speed culture, terms like "stressed-out," "Type-A personality," "biofeedback," and "relaxation response" have become commonplaces. More than ever before, we are aware of the relationship between our mental and emotional states and our physical well-being. Findings from the field of psychophysiology, which investigates the reflexive interaction between psychology and physiology, have revised our approach to illness and its prevention and treatment. We know, for example, that stress, combined with other factors, increases vulnerability to heart attack and stroke. Successful treatment must include lifestyle changes to reduce the effects of stress on the body.

In this important text, Kenneth Hugdahl presents a comprehensive introduction to the history, methods, and applications of psychophysiology and explores other areas concerned with the "mind-body interface," such as psychosomatic medicine, behavioral medicine, clinical psychology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience. By showing how social, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional events are mirrored in physiological processes, he gives us a clearer understanding of complex cognitive processes.

This book illustrates psychophysiology's importance as a research and clinical tool and highlights its many contributions to the assessment and diagnosis of physical disorders. It also provides a framework for extending psychophysiological insights to other areas of psychology and neuroscience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674005617
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 03/16/2001
Series: Perspectives in Cognitive Neuroscience , #7
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kenneth Hugdahl is Professor of Biological and Medical Psychology at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Table of Contents

Preface

PART 1: AN OVERVIEW OF PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

1. Introduction

Psychophysiological Studies of Emotional and Cognitive Processes

Methodology and Definition

Physiological Changes and Their Measurement

Psychophysiology and Disease

Cognitive Psychophysiology

Clinical Psychophysiology

Future Challenges to Psychophysiology

Summary

2. Concepts and Terms

Stimulus Specificity

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