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Fifth EditionRichard O. Straub©2017
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The most accessible, current, and engaging introduction to health psychology today.
Health Psychology shows you how psychology and health are interconnected. Using engaging real-world examples to draw you in, Straub encourages you to make meaningful connections between the science of health psychology and your own everyday experience. Health Psychology is comprehensive in its approach and incorporates the latest research as it examines the field’s main ideas and models a scientific way of thinking about those ideas. Self-testing opportunities and end-of-chapter features throughout will help you assess your understanding of the material and prepare for class.
Table of Contents
Chapter 2 Research in Health Psychology
Chapter 3 Biological Foundations of Health and Illness
Part 2 Stress and HealthChapter 4 Stress
Chapter 5 Coping with Stress
Part 3 Behavior and Health Chapter 6 Staying Healthy: Primary Prevention and Positive Psychology
Chapter 7 Exercise, Sleep, and Injury Control
Chapter 8 Nutrition, Obesity, and Eating Disorders
Chapter 9 Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction
Part 4 Chronic and Life-Threatening IllnessesChapter 10 Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes
Chapter 11 Cancer
Chapter 12 HIV/AIDS and Other Communicable Diseases
Part 5 Seeking Treatment Chapter 13 The Role of Health Psychology in Seeking and Obtaining Health Care
Chapter 14 Managing Pain
Chapter 15 Complementary and Alternative MedicineEpilogue Health Psychology Today and Tomorrow
Name Index NI-1
Subject Index SI-1