Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Norman B. Anderson
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412914272
  • ISBN-13: 9781412914277
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1016 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released November 2004
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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The current level of popular interest in health and behavior reinforces the urgent need for better information so practitioners, academics, and the public can perform research and make lifestyle choices based on sound science. From adherence to a doctor's advice, to emotions and health, to obesity treatment and prevention, to women's health and all topics in between, the Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior comprehensively covers all aspects of what has become the dynamic domain of behavioral medicine.

This two-volume set includes over 200 entries on topics covering all aspects of health and behavior. In addition, the Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior includes a comprehensive set of additional resources with both entries on selected organizations and an appendix with a detailed annotated listing of such organizations as well as Web sites of interest.

Key Features include:

  • An A-to-Z organization along with a "Reader's Guide" that groups entries by broad topic areas, a comprehensive index, and cross-references between and among entries make this a resource that is easy to access and use.
  • Six Associate Editors and six Senior Advisors of prominent experts involved in all aspects of health psychology and behavioral medicine assisted in developing the encyclopedia to ensure comprehensive, authoritative coverage readers can rely on.
  • Appendices provide a comprehensive reference list and annotated listings of organizations and online resources on health and behavior.

This title is now available in eBook format through Gale Virtual Reference Library. Originally published in print format in 2004.



  • Norman B. Anderson


"This work fills a niche and does so very well. Academic and large public libraries that are growing reference collections in the fields of psychology, epidemiology and public health, sociology, nursing, medicine, and anthropology will want to add this to their shelves."-- Booklist

— Booklist

"A comprehensive treatment of the subject. Recommended for medium to large academic and medical libraries and large public libraries."-- Library Journal

— Library Journal

"The encyclopedic title of Anderson's fine work signals its comprehensiveness and usefulness as a handbook for the discipline. . . . This encyclopedia's expert authors cover the key theories, ideas, and factors, that link psychology and health. An excellent organization facilitates multiple entry points. Highly recommended."-- Choice

— Choice

Table of Contents

Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
Associate Editors.
Senior Advisers.
About the Editor.
1: Acculturation and Health.
2: Adherence to Treatment Regimens.
3: Adoption of Health Behavior.
4: African American Health and Behavior.
5: AIDS and HIV.
6: AIDS and HIV: Adherence to Medications in Persons with HIV Infection.
7: AIDS and HIV: Prevention of HIV Infection.
8: AIDS and HIV: Stress.
9: Alameda County Study.
10: Alcohol Abuse and Dependence.
11: Alcohol Abuse and Dependence: Treatment.
12: Allostasis, Allostatic Load, and Stress.
13: Alzheimer's Disease: Psychosocial Aspects for Caregivers.
14: Anger and Heart Disease.
15: Anger and Hypertension.
16: Anger: Measurement.
17: Anxiety, Heart Disease, and Mortality.
18: Anxiety: Its Meaning and Measurement.
19: Applied Behavior Analysis.
20: Arthritis: Behavioral Treatment.
21: Arthritis: Psychosocial Aspects.
22: Asian American/Pacific Islander Health and Behavior.
23: Asthma: Behavioral Treatment.
24: Asthma and Stress.
25: Autoimmune Diseases: Psychosocial Aspects.
26: Behavioral Genetics and Health.
27: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
28: Bereavement and Health.
29: Binge Drinking in College Students.
30: Biofeedback.
31: Blood Pressure and Hypertension: Measurement.
32: Blood Pressure and Hypertension: Physical Activity.
33: Blood Pressure, Hypertension, and Stress.
34: Bogalusa Heart Study.
35: Bulimia Nervosa: Treatment.
36: Cancer and Diet.
37: Cancer and Physical Activity.
38: Cancer Prevention.
39: Cancer: Psychosocial Treatment.
40: Cancer Screening.
41: Cancer and Smoking.
42: Cardiac Rehabilitation.
43: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Community-Level Interventions.
44: Cardiovascular Psychophysiology: Measures.
45: Cardiovascular Reactivity.
46: Caregiving and Stress.
47: Center for the Advancement of Health.
48: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
49: Cerebrovascular Disease: Psychosocial Aspects.
50: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, and Health.
51: Chronic Disease Management.
52: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Psychosocial Aspects.
53: Chronic Illness: Psychological Aspects.
54: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Psychosocial Aspects and Behavioral Treatments.
55: Chronic Pain Management.
56: Church-Based Interventions.
57: Cognitive Function and Health.
58: Community-Based Participatory Research.
59: Community Coalitions.
60: Comorbid Mental and other Physical Disorders.
61: Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
62: Confounding.
63: Control and Health.
64: Cost-Effectiveness.
65: Crowding and Health.
66: Cultural Factors and Health.
67: Depression: Measurement.
68: Depression: Mortality and other Adverse Outcomes.
69: Depression: Treatment.
70: Diabetes: Behavioral Treatment.
71: Diabetes: Psychosocial Aspects.
72: Diffusion of Innovation.
73: Disasters and Health.
74: Discrimination and Health.
75: Divorce and Health.
76: Doctor-Patient Communication.
77: Drug Abuse: Behavioral Treatment.
78: Drug Abuse: Prevention.
79: Drug Craving.
80: Eating Disorders.
81: Ecological Models: Application to Physical Activity.
82: Ecological Momentary Assessment.
83: Ecosocial Theory.
84: Effect Modification.
85: Effort-Reward Imbalance.
86: Emotions: Negative Emotions and Health.
87: Emotions: Positive Emotions and Health.
88: Endogenous Opioids, Stress, and Health.
89: Erectile Dysfunction.
90: Evidence-Based Behavioral Medicine.
91: Explanatory Style and Physical Health.
92: Expressive Writing and Health.
93: Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Biobehavioral Aspects.
94: Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment.
95: 5 A Day—for Better Health! Program.
96: Framingham Heart Study.
97: Fundamental Social Causes of Disease and Mortality.
98: Gastric Ulcers and Stress.
99: Gate Control Theory of Pain.
100: Gender Differences in Health.
101: General Adaptation Syndrome.
102: Genetic Testing: Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects.
Appendix A Online Resources and Health and Behavior Organizations.
Appendix B Bibliography.