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Handbook of Health Psychology

Edited by: Tracey A. Revenson , Regan A. R. Gurung

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138052819
eBook ISBN: 9781315167534
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315167534
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<P>This rich resource provides a thorough overview of current knowledge and new directions in the study of the biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors that affect health, health behavior, and illness. Chapters review the latest theories and research with an emphasis on how research is translated into behavioral medicine interventions. Featuring contributions from top researchers and rising stars in the field, authors provide a theoretical foundation; evaluate the empirical evidence; and make suggestions for future research, clinical practice, and policy.</P> <P>The handbook reflects the latest approaches to health psychology today, including:</P> <UL> <LI>Emphasis throughout on the socio-cultural aspects of health, including socioeconomic status, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age/developmental stage?</LI> <LI>A new section on emerging areas in health psychology, including behavioral genomics, military veterans' health, and digital health?</LI> <LI>Coverage of prevention, interventions, and treatment in the applications section?</LI> <LI>An expansion of the biopsychosocial model across several levels of analysis, including cultural, macro-social, and cellular factors</LI> <LI>Sustained emphasis on translating research into practice and policy</LI></UL> <P>The handbook considers the intersections of concepts (behavior change), populations (women's and sexual minority health), cultural groups (African American, Asian American, and Latino), risk and protective factors (obesity, coping), and diseases (cancer, diabetes, HIV), making it essential reading for scholars of health psychology, public health, epidemiology, and nursing. Novices to the field appreciate the accessibly written chapters, while seasoned professionals appreciate the book's deep, cutting-edge coverage.</P> <P>?</P>

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Health Psychology Rising Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Major Research Designs in Health Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Measurement in Health Psychology Research Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Designing and Evaluating Health Psychology Interventions Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Biological Processes of Health Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Theories and Interventions in Health Behavior Change Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Weight Loss, Obesity, and Health Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Physical Activity and Health Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Nicotine and Tobacco Use Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Alcohol Use and Health Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Adherence to Treatment Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Shared Decision Making in Healthcare Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Adjustment to Chronic Illness Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Personality and Health Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Stress and Health Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Coping Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Religion, Spirituality, and Health Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Illness Cognitions and Beliefs Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Aging and Health Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Social Support, Family Processes, and Health Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Socioeconomic Status and Health Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Gender and Health Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Sexual Minority Health Download PDF
Chapter  24:  African American Health Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Latino Health Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Asian American Health Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Chronic Pain Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Cardiovascular Disease Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Cancer Download PDF
Chapter  30:  HIV/AIDS Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Diabetes Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disease Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Pregnancy Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Health Neuroscience Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Genomics and Behavior Change Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Sleep and Health Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Sexual Health Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Military Veterans Health Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Mindfulness and Health Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Digital Health Psychology Download PDF
IndexName Download PDF
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