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This book explains the timeless wisdom uncovered by psychology and other social sciences about the meaning of health, illness,...

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Details of Health Psychology

Exact title of the book
Health Psychology
Book author
Howard S. Friedman
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
528 pages
Language
English
Published
August 3rd 2001 by Pearson
File size (in PDF)
2112 kB
Health Psychology

Some brief overview of book

This book explains the timeless wisdom uncovered by psychology and other social sciences about the meaning of health, illness, and optimal health care. It provides a conceptual integration of the most important relevant research of the whole 20th century, as well as discussing the most important recent findings-but is not a complicated research compendium. Throughout, the biopsychosocial health psychology model is explicitly contrasted and compared to the traditional biomedical model.

The Theory and Methods of the Field of Health Psychology. The Psychophysiological Basis of Health and Illness. The Social and Cultural Basis of Health and Illness.

Belief, Pain, and Healing. Stress and Illness. Personality and Disease.

Quality of Life and the Self-Healing Personality. Adaptation to Chronic Illness. Dying, Death and Grief.

Tobacco, Alcohol, and Illegal Drug Abuse. Nutrition, Exercise, and Prophylaxis. Patient Cooperation (Adherence).

Communication between Patients and Practitioners. Health Care Professionals and Hospitals. Socio-Medical Ethics, Utilization, and Goals for the Future of Health Psychology.

For anyone involved in health care.