Health Psychology provides an accessible and empirically-based approach to understanding health psychology. It goes beyond other mainstream textbooks by introducing students to global and cross-cultural health issues, covering cutting-edge scientific and medical topics in ways that students can understand. The author integrates core theory, research, and practice in an engaging and practical way. The book also integrates the biopsychosocial perspective, building on traditional content and topics in order to aid student understanding, interest, and learning. It incorporates engaging applications, case studies, frequent examples, clear and thorough explanations, and a student-friendly tone. The second edition also provides an emphasis on developmental influences on health.
1: An introduction to Health psychology.- 2: Gathering information on health and illness.- 3: Health beliefs and behaviors.- 4: Health-enhancing behaviors.- 5: Health-compromising behaviors.- 6:Understanding stress.- 7: Coping with Stress 8. Symptoms and Pain.- 9: Cardiovascular Disorders and Diabetes 10: Psychoneuroimmunology and related disorders.- 11: Chronic and terminal illness 12: Health services and providers.- 13: Emotional health and well-being.- 14: The future of health psychology .