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Health Psychology
Understanding the Mind-Body Connection

Third Edition
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March 2018 | 656 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Health Psychology: Understanding the Mind-Body Connection introduces students to the story of health psychology through clear connections between science and the real world. Using a highly accessible writing style, author Catherine A. Sanderson employs a strong emphasis on the scientific principles and processes underlying the field of health psychology to present balanced coverage of foundational research, cutting-edge research, essential theories, and real-world application. The Third Edition builds on its strong student-oriented pedagogical program, streamlines content, and includes recent studies, pop culture references, and coverage of neuroscience to support student learning and engagement. Students will enjoy reading the text because of its relevance in helping them live long and healthy lives.

 
List of Features
 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
CHAPTER 1. Introduction
Understanding Health Psychology

 
The History of Health Psychology

 
The Development of Health Psychology

 
The Broad Influence of Health Psychology

 
Working in Health Psychology

 
Summary

 
 
CHAPTER 2. Research Methods
Understanding the Scientific Method

 
Descriptive Research Methods

 
Experimental Research Methods

 
Epidemiological Research Methods

 
Evaluating Research Methods

 
Understanding Research Ethics

 
Summary

 
 
CHAPTER 3. Theories of Health Behavior
Continuum Theories of Health Behavior

 
Learning Theories of Health Behavior

 
Stage Models of Health Behavior Change

 
Creating Health Behavior Change

 
Personalized Health-Promotion Messages

 
Summary

 
 
CHAPTER 4. Understanding Stress
Sources of Stress

 
Measuring Stress

 
Models of the Stress Response

 
Physical Consequences

 
Additional Effects of Stress

 
Summary

 
 
CHAPTER 5. Managing Stress
The Impact of Coping Styles

 
The Power of Social Support

 
The Influence of Religion and Spirituality

 
The Role of Personality

 
Strategies for Reducing Stress

 
Summary

 
 
CHAPTER 6. Injury and Injury Prevention
Understanding Injury

 
Risk of Injury Across the Lifespan

 
Understanding Unintentional Injury

 
Understanding Intentional Injury

 
Strategies for Preventing Injuries

 
Summary

 
 
CHAPTER 7. Substance Use and Abuse
Understanding Smoking

 
Factors Contributing to Smoking

 
Understanding Alcohol Use and Abuse

 
Explanations for Alcohol Abuse

 
Understanding Drug Use

 
Strategies for Reducing Substance Abuse

 
Summary

 
 
CHAPTER 8. Obesity and Disordered Eating
Understanding Obesity

 
Psychosocial Factors Contributing to Obesity

 
Reducing Obesity

 
Understanding Disordered Eating

 
Psychosocial Factors Contributing to Disordered Eating

 
Reducing Disordered Eating

 
Summary

 
 
CHAPTER 9. Understanding and Managing Pain
Understanding Pain

 
The Impact of Psychosocial Factors on Pain

 
Physical Methods of Managing Pain

 
Psychological Methods of Managing Pain

 
The Impact of Placebos on Pain

 
Summary

 
 
CHAPTER 10. Understanding and Managing Chronic Illness
Understanding Chronic Diseases

 
Common Types of Chronic Disease

 
Consequences of Chronic Disease

 
Factors Influencing Reactions to Chronic Disease

 
Strategies for Managing a Chronic Illness

 
Summary

 
 
CHAPTER 11. Leading Causes of Mortality: Coronary Heart Disease and Cancer
Coronary Heart Disease

 
Psychosocial Factors Contributing to Coronary Heart Disease

 
Strategies for Reducing the Risk of Recurring Heart Attacks

 
Cancer

 
Psychosocial Factors Influencing the Development of Cancer

 
Factors Influencing Coping With Cancer

 
Summary

 
 
CHAPTER 12. Terminal Illness and Bereavement
Early Models of Death and Dying

 
Managing a Terminal Diagnosis

 
The Death With Dignity Movement

 
Understanding Bereavement

 
Coping With Bereavement

 
Summary

 
 
CHAPTER 13. Managing Health Care
Health Screening

 
Health Care Utilization

 
The Experience of Hospitalization

 
Health Care Interactions

 
Adherence

 
Summary

 
 
CHAPTER 14. Conclusions and Future Directions
Preventing Health Problems

 
Reducing Health Care Costs

 
Understanding the Impact of Demographic Factors on Health

 
Improving International Health

 
Making Ethical Medical Decisions

 
In Conclusion

 
Summary

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

Supplements

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