The fields of health psychology experienced tremendous growth in the last two decades. This growth reflects an increasing recognition of the many social and psychological factors affecting health and illness and the realization that physical health can no longer be addressed solely from a biomedical perspective.
About the Author
Roger Bibace is Chief of the Division of Behavioral Science in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New England Medical Center in Boston, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts University Medical School, and Adjunct Professor of Family and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
James D. Laird is Professor of Psychology in the Francis Hiatt School of Psychology, Clark University.
Kenneth L. Noller is the Louis E. Phaneuf Professor and Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts-New England Medical Center.
Jaan Valsiner is Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology, Clark University.
Table of Contents
Between Generalities and Particulars: Availability of Cognitive Heuristics
Fast and Frugal Heuristics in Medical Decision Making by Gerd Gigerenzer and Stephanie Kurzenhaeuser
Prevention and Detection: The General and the Particular in the Framing of Messages About Health by Peter Salovey
Health Risk Escalators by Bob Heyman
Dialogicality within Medical Practice: Generalized Knowledge and Individualized Decisions
A Qualitative Approach to Health Risk Management by Bob Heyman
Understanding Benefits and Risks: Why the Representation of Statistical Information Matters by Ulrich Hoffrage, Stephanie Kurzenhaeuser and Gerd Gigerenzer
The Centrality of the Clinician: A View of Medicine from the General to the Particular by Kenneth L. Noller
Relating Universals and Particulars: A No-Fault Learning Program Based on Sensory-Driven Evidence in Medicine by Roger Bibace and Kenneth L. Noller
Psychological Processes Involved in the NFLP by Roger Bibace, Robert Leeman, and Kenneth L. Noller
Evidence-based Medicine: Quantitatively Moving from the Universal to the Particular by David Chelmow
Laypersons Encountering Medical Practice: Personal Decisions under Uncertainty
Seeking Health Care: Practical Steps Taken by a Woman in an Immigration Context by Sofie Baarnhielm
Babies' Health/Disease Processes in Day Care, Analyzed by the Network of Meanings Perspectives by Katia Amorin and M. Clotilde Rossetti Ferreira
Generic Disease and Particular Lives: A Systematic and Dynamic Approach to Childhood Cancer by Micheline de Souza Silva
From the Dialogue Between Universals and Particulars to New Methodology
A Microgenetic Developmental Perspective on Statistics and Measurement by James Laird
Decision-making with Incomplete Information: Systemic and Non-systemic Ways of Thinking in Psychology and Medicine by Aaro Toomela
Listening Is Not Hearing: Improving Diagnostic Accuracy in Cardiac Auscultation by Jeremy Golding, David Stevens, and Roger Bibace
From Questions to Answers: The Microcosm of Participation
Recruitment and Retention: Examining Process in Research Relationships by Mary Alston Kerllenevich, Kenneth L. Noller, and Roger Bibace
What Happens When a Researcher Asks a Question? by Jaan Valsiner, Roger Bibace, and Talia LaPushin
Making Sense of Personality: Generic Self Processes and Personal Uniqueness by Jaan Valsiner, Rainer Diriwaechter, and Christine Sauck