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Health Psychology shows you how psychology and health are interconnected. The text encourages you to make meaningful connections between the science of health psychology and your own everyday experience. Comprehensive in its approach, it includes engaging real world examples, and thoroughly examines the intersection of diversity and health with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and orientation. Health Psychology incorporates the latest research and uses the biopsychosocial perspective as it explores the main ideas of the field and models a scientific way of thinking about those ideas.
Table of Contents
An Unexpected Diagnosis
What is Health Psychology?
The Biopsychosocial Model
Health Around the World
Health Care in the United States
Historical Views of Health
Psychology in the History of Medicine
A Lifespan Development Perspective
Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Studies
The Ethics of Experiments
Cutting Edge of Science: Advancing our Understanding of Health
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Who Practices Healthful Behaviors?
Why People Practice Health Behaviors
Helping with Behavioral Change
From Death’s Door to the Gym
Diet Around the World
Who Eats a Healthy Diet and Why?
A Healthy Weight
Who Maintains a Healthy Weight?
The Importance of Exercise
Who Exercises and Why?
Other Health-Enhancing Behavior
What is Health-Compromising Behavior?
Eating and Obesity
Smoking and Nicotine
Drinking and Alcohol
Marijuana Use and Abuse
Risky Sexual Behavior
What is Stress?
The Physiology of Stress
The Psychosocial Context of Stress
The Global Perspective
How Stress Affects Health
What is Coping?
Types of Coping
Context for Coping
Coping and Culture
What is Pain?
The Physiology of Pain
Types of Pain
Roger and Margie: The Many Faces of Cardiovascular Disease
The Cardiovascular System
What is Heart Disease?
What Causes CVD?
Preventing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease
Major Risks for Heart Disease
What is Psychoneuroimmunology?
The Immune System
The Immune System and the CNS
HIV and AIDS
What is Chronic Illness?
Emotional Responses to Chronic Illness
Coping with Chronic Illness
The End of Life
Coping with Loss
Both Physician and Patient (From a NYT Well Blog: Mary Zupanc’s Story published 6/25/15)
Types of Health Care Services
Health Insurance and Quality of Care
Who Seeks Treatment and Why
The Patient-Practitioner Relationship
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The Placebo Effect
A Cherokee Legend
What is Positive Psychology?
Health, Wellness, and Well-being
Happiness and Hope
Lifespan and Development
Access to Health Care
Becoming a Health Psychologist