About the Author
Edward P. Sarafino received his PhD from the University of Colorado and he began his affiliation with the Department of Psychology at The College of New Jersey more than three decades ago. He is now Professor Emeritus there. His scholarship has combined areas of health, developmental, and behavioral psychology, particularly with regard to the study of asthma. In addition to having published dozens of research articles and chapters, he is the author of eight books. He is a Fellow of Division 38 (Health Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, served as an officer (Secretary) of that division, and has been a member of several committees of Division 38 and of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. When he is not working, he enjoys being with family and friends, traveling, hiking and other outdoor activities, and going to cultural events, especially music and visual arts.
Timothy W. Smith received his PhD from the University of Kansas. After both a pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology and a post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine at the Brown University Medical School, he joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah, where he has remained for nearly thirty years. He has published over two hundred articles and chapters, and three books, most in personality and social psychology, clinical psychology, and health psychology and behavioral medicine, particularly in the area of psychosocial issues in cardiovascular disease. He has supervised the graduate studies of over twenty-five PhD students in clinical and health psychology, including two past recipients of the American Psychological Association’s award for early career contributions to health psychology. He enjoys skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, exercise, and spending time with family and friends.