Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions, 6th Edition
January 2008, ©2008
Emphasis is also placed on health and prevention while integrating gender, ethnic, and age differences and similarities. In addition, the book has an internationalized content, giving health information from 14 countries around the world.
Chapter 1. An Overview of Psychology and Health.
Chapter 2. The Body's Physical Systems.
Part II. Stress, Illness, And Coping.
Chapter 3. Stress—Its Meaning, Impact, and Sources.
Chapter 4. Stress, Biopsychosocial Factors, and Illness.
Chapter 5. Coping with and Reducing Stress.
Part III. Lifestyles to Enhance Health and Prevent Illness.
Chapter 6. Health-Related Behavior and Health Promotion.
Chapter 7. Substance Use and Abuse.
Chapter 8. Nutrition, Weight Control and Diet, Exercise, and Safety.
Part IV. Becoming Ill and Getting Medical Treatment.
Chapter 9. Using Health Services.
Chapter 10. In the Hospital: The Setting, Procedures, and Effects on Patients.
Part V. Physical Symptoms: Pain and Discomfort.
Chapter 11. The Nature and Symptoms of Pain.
Chapter 12. Managing and Controlling Clinical Pain.
Part VI. Chronic and Life-Threatening Health Problems.
Chapter 13. Serious and Disabling Chronic Illnesses: Causes, Management, and Coping.
Chapter 14. Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancer, and AIDS: Causes, Management, and Coping.
Part VII. Looking to the Future.
Chapter 15. What’s Ahead for Health Psychology?
- Cross-cultural data: Comparative information on health and health-related behaviors across cultures, presented concisely, typically in tables, and focused on 14 countries.
- Interactive animation notices: Notices are placed throughout the text for each interactive animation -- featured on the Student Companion Site -- when relevant material is presented.
- Several new illustratins have been added to this edition to clarify physiological processes and to present interesting and important data.
- There are four types of boxed material throughout the book: