For over 20 years, HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH has remained a leader in the field of health psychology for its scholarship, strong and current research base, and balanced coverage of the cognitive, behavioral, and biological approaches to health psychology. Appreciated by instructors--and accessible and appealing to a wide-range of students, including non-majors--this classic text features a concise writing style, ample pedagogy, and numerous visuals. This edition is updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, and includes many new real-world examples selected for their interest and relevance to today's students. In addition, John Updegraff of Kent State University joins the author team for the Eighth Edition.
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Table of Contents
Part I: FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY.
1. Introducing Health Psychology.
2. Conducting Health Research.
3. Seeking and Receiving Health Care.
4. Adhering to Healthy Behavior.
Part II: STRESS, PAIN, AND COPING.
5. Defining, Measuring, and Managing Stress.
6. Understanding Stress, Immunity and Disease.
7. Understanding and Managing Pain.
8. Considering Alternative Approaches.
Part III: BEHAVIOR AND CHRONIC DISEASE.
9. Behavioral Factors in Cardiovascular Disease.
10. Behavioral Factors in Cancer.
11. Living With Chronic Illness.
Part IV: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH.
12. Smoking Tobacco.
13. Using Alcohol and Other Drugs.
14. Eating and Weight.
Part V: LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE.
16. Future Challenges.