Examines how psychological states influence physical health in a variety of ways including how psychological factors influence engaging in health-promoting behaviors, developing illness and managing illness. This book is organized around fundamental psychological theories and issues. A strong emphasis on research, including an entire chapter devoted solely to research methods. Strongly and clearly grounded in current theories and research in psychology. Inclusion of the most current research and theory in health psychology.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction.2. Research Methods.3. Theories of Health Behavior.4. Stress.5. Personality.6. Social Support.7. Smoking and Alcohol Abuse.8. Obesity and Eating Disorders.9. The Experience and Management of Pain.10. Chronic Illness.11. Terminal Illness and Bereavement.12. Health Care Interaction: Screening, Utilization, Adherence, and Relapse.13. Designing Persuasive Interventions.14. Future Directions for Health Psychology.