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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Health
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Health Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Approach offers a critical examination of the biopsychosocial model of health and proposes the use of the ecological model as a more comprehensive explanation of health outcomes; both of which are unique approaches in a health psychology text. The ecological model explores the impact of five systems on individual health outcomes: the individual (including physiology), the family/community, physical and social environments, healthcare systems and health policy. Unlike the biopsychological model which represents a combination of three fields-biology, psychology and sociology - the ecological model includes research and findings from medical anthropology, economics, ethnopharmacology, environmental studies, medicine and public health, in addition to biology, psychology and sociology. Thus, it offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of health. Finally, the text uniquely examines infectious diseases and chronic illnesses from a local, regional and global perspective. The diverse perspectives illustrate the roles of each of the five systems on health.


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CHAPTER 1: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY VIEW OF HEALTH CHAPTER 2: RESEARCH METHODS CHAPTER 3: GLOBAL COMMUNICABLE AND CHRONIC DISEASE CHAPTER 4: THEORIES AND MODELS OF HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE CHAPTER 5: RISKY HEALTH BEHAVIORS CHAPTER 6: EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING CHAPTER 7: STRESS AND COPING CHAPTER 8: HIV AND AIDS CHAPTER 9: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE CHAPTER 10: CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT AND ARTHRITIS CHAPTER 11: CANCER CHAPTER 12: HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS AND HEALTH POLICY: EFFECTS ON HEALTH OUTCOMES CHAPTER 13: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGISTS' ROLE: RESEARCH, APPLICATION AND ADVOCACY


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ISBN-13: 9780132568579
Publisher: Pearson (Pearson Education (US))
Publication date: October, 2010
Pages: 528
Dimensions: 190.00 x 227.00 x 17.00
Weight: 678g
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Subcategories: Public Health

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