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Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions, 9th Edition




Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions, 9th Edition

Edward P. Sarafino, Timothy W. Smith

ISBN: 978-1-119-29946-2 January 2017 566 Pages

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Ed Sarafino and Timothy Smith draw from the research and theory of multiple disciplines in order to effectively demonstrate how psychology and health impact each other. The newly updated 9th Edition of Health Psychology: Biopsychsocial Interactions includes a broader picture of health psychology by presenting cross-cultural data. Furthermore, international examples are also included to further explore the psychologist’s perspective of health issues around the world and highlight what works in the field. The psychological research cited in the text supports a variety of behavioral, physiological, cognitive, and social/personality viewpoints. An emphasis on lifespan development in health and illness is integrated throughout the text.

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PART I An Introduction: Basic Issues and Processes 1

Chapter 1 An Overview of Psychology and Health 1

Chapter 2 The Body’s Physical Systems 30

PART II Stress, Illness, and Coping 57

Chapter 3 Stress—Its Meaning, Impact, and Sources 57

Chapter 4 Stress, Biopsychosocial Factors, and Illness 82

Chapter 5 Coping With and Reducing Stress 112

PART III Lifestyles to Enhance Health and Prevent Illness 135

Chapter 6 Health-Related Behavior and Health Promotion 135

Chapter 7 Substance Use and Abuse 167

Chapter 8 Nutrition, Weight Control and Diet, Exercise, and Safety 200

PART IV Becoming Ill and Getting Medical Treatment 232

Chapter 9 Using Health Services 232

Chapter 10 In the Hospital: The Setting, Procedures, and Effects on Patients 260

PART V Physical Symptoms: Pain and Discomfort 288

Chapter 11 The Nature and Symptoms of Pain 288

Chapter 12 Managing and Controlling Clinical Pain 314

PART VI Chronic and Life-Threatening Health Problems 336

Chapter 13 Serious and Disabling Chronic Illnesses: Causes, Management, and Coping 336

Chapter 14 Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancer, and AIDS: Causes, Management, and Coping 365

PART VII Looking to the Future 394

Chapter 15 What’s Ahead for Health Psychology? 394

Glossary 407

References 413

Author Index 517

Subject Index 535

  • Enhanced content, including revised cross-cultural data and updated illustrations
  • Expanded coverage of the following topics: how stress affects health, health risks from adverse childhood experiences, religiosity, positive emotions, stages of change and motivational interviewing in health promotion, processes in and prevention and treatment of tobacco and alcohol use, weight control and exercise, health care systems in the U.S. and around the world, pain conditions and treatment, chronic illnesses, treatments, psychosocial interventions, and technological approaches for health problems

  • Chapter Contents and Prologue. Each chapter begins with a contents list that outlines the major topics in the order in which they are covered. The prologue then introduces the chapter with a vignette that is relevent to the material ahead and gives an overview of the basic ideas you will read about.
  • Illustrations. The many figures, tables, and photographs in each chapter are designed to clarify concepts and research findings and help them stick in your mind.
  • Boxed material. Three types of boxed materials are included in the chapters. Each type of box has a special icon that is used in "Go to...." instructions, prompting you to read the appropriate box at the right point in the text.
  • Summary and Key Terms. Each chapter closes with two features: (1) the summary, which presents the most important ideas convered, and (2) the key terms - a list of the most important terms in the chapter, arranged in order of their appearance.
  • Glossary. The glossary at the back of the book gives definitions of important terms and concepts, along with pronunciation keys for the most difficult words. It will be useful when you are studying or reading and are not sure of the exact meaning or pronunciation of a term.