Women's Health Psychology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118415515
  • ISBN-13: 9781118415511
  • DDC: 613.04244
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Women's Health Psychology focuses on health psychology issues of women spanning from young adulthood to post-menopause.  It describes how behaviors, attitudes and life-style choices influence women's health, examines interactions between psychological and physical health, and presents these findings within a developmental and diverse sociocultural context. Women's Health Psychology synthesizes research evidence on each topic presented and provides a critical scientific review of key areas for students in women's studies classes, researchers who focus on the psychology of women's health, psychology programs, medical school, public health, nursing and allied health, and a resource for health and mental health professionals who work directly with women.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Women's Health in Context.
2: Historical Roots of Women's Healthcare.
3: Retheorizing Women's Health through Intersectionality's Prism.
4: Employment and Women's Health.
5: Effects of Intimate Partner Violence against Women.
Well-Being and Health Challenges.
6: Alcohol Use in Women.
7: Women and Smoking.
8: Obesity in Women.
9: Eating and Weight-Related Disorders.
10: Cosmetic Medical Procedures and Body Adornment.
11: Women's Sleep throughout the Lifespan.
12: Promotion of Physical Activity for Women's Health.
13: Reproductive Health.
14: Women's Sexual Health.
15: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
16: The Stress of Infertility.
17: The Psychology of Agency in Child Bearing.
18: Psychiatric Symptoms and Pregnancy.
19: Breastfeeding and Maternal Mental and Physical Health.
20: Rethinking Menopause.
21: Disability and Chronic Conditions.
22: Women's Responses to Disability.
23: The Experience of Cancer in Women.
24: The Psychology of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
25: Stress and Resilience in Women with Rheumatic Disease.
26: Neurological Disorders in Women.
27: Converging Issues in Heart Disease, Stroke, and Alzheimer's Disease in Women.
Author Index.
Subject Index.