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Health Psychology By Edward P. Sarafino

Health Psychology
by Edward P. Sarafino

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Utilizing the biopsychosocial model as the basic explanatory theme for health and health care, this study outlines a systems approach which is complemented by the integration of life-span development in health and illness.
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Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions by Edward P. Sarafino

This overview of health psychology emphasizes health maintenance and illness prevention. It integrates contemporary research in biology, psychology, anthropology and sociology, utilizing the biopsychosocial model as the basic explanatory theme for health and health care. The third edition has expanded coverage of psychoneuroimmunology and AIDS prevention, methods of coping and ways to reduce stress, and smoking cessation.Unique or interesting research is presented as short stories.-- Engaging, anecdotal "Prologues" provide overviews of each chapter.

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Table of Contents

PART I: Basic Issues and Processes: An Overview of Psychology and Health; The Body's Physical Systems; Part II: Stress, Illness and Coping: Stress: Its Meaning, Impact and Sources; Stress, Biopsychosocial Factors, and Illness; Coping with and Reducing Stress; Part III: Lifestyles to Enhance Health and Prevent Illness: Health-Related Behaviour and Health Promotion; Reducing Substance Use and Abuse; Improving Nutrition, Weight Control and Diet, Exercise and Safety; Part IV: Becoming Ill and Getting Medical Treatment: Using Health Services; In the Hospital: The Setting, Procedures and Effects on Patients; Part V: Physical Symptoms: Pain and Discomfort: The Nature and Symptoms of Pain; Managing and Controlling Clinical Pain; Part VI: Chronic and Life-Threatening Health Problems: Serious and Disabling Chronic Illnesses: Causes, Management and Coping; Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancer and AIDS: Causes, Management and Coping; Part VII: Looking to the Future: What's Ahead for Health Psychology?

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Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions by Edward P. Sarafino
Edward P. Sarafino
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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