The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology

Paperback | January 28, 2014

byHoward S. Friedman

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The flaws in today's healthcare systems and practices are well-documented: millions remain far from optimal health due to a variety of psychological and social factors; large numbers of patients do not fully cooperate with medical advice; errors in medical decision-making - some stemming fromflaws in interpersonal relations - regularly lead to needless suffering and death. Further, the effects of emotions, personality, and motivation on healing are not well incorporated into traditional medical care.The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology compiles the most relevant scholarship from psychology, medicine, and public health to offer a thorough and authoritative model of the biopsychosocial approach to health. A collection of international contributors addresses all relevant concepts in thismodel, including its applications to health promotion, health behavior change, and treatment.

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The flaws in today's healthcare systems and practices are well-documented: millions remain far from optimal health due to a variety of psychological and social factors; large numbers of patients do not fully cooperate with medical advice; errors in medical decision-making - some stemming fromflaws in interpersonal relations - regularly...

Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Riverside. Read more about his research interests and background on his website: http://www.psych.ucr.edu/faculty/friedman/index.html

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:944 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:January 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Background, History, and Methods1. Howard S. Friedman and Nancy E. Adler: The Intellectual Roots of Health Psychology2. Wade Pickren and Silvia Degni: A History of the Development of Health Psychology3. Timothy W. Smith: Measurement in Health Psychology Research4. J. Lee Westmaas, Virginia Gil-Rivas, and Roxane C. Silver: Designing and Conducting Interventions to Enhance Physical and Mental Health Outcomes5. Robert M. Kaplan: Uncertainty, Variability, and Resource Allocation in the Health Care Decision ProcessPart Two: Core Concepts in Health Psychology6. John T. Cacioppo and Gary G. Berntson: The Brain, Homeostasis, and Health: Balancing Demands of the Internal and External Milieu7. Margaret E. Kemeny: Psychoneuroimmunology8. Charles S. Carver and Sara Vargas: Stress, Coping, and Health9. Shelley E. Taylor: Social Support10. Howard S. Friedman: Personality, Disease, and Self-healing11. Annette L. Stanton and Tracey A. Revenson: Adjustment to Chronic Disease: Progress and Promise in Research12. Jerry Suls: Social Comparison Processes: Implications for Physical Health13. Yael Benyamimi: Health and Illness PerceptionsPart Three: Core Issues in Clinical Health14. Judith A. Hall and Debra L. Roter: Physician-Patient Communication15. Karen Rook, Susan Turk Charles, and Jutta Heckhausen: Aging and Health16. Beverly Thorn: Chronic Pain: Closing the Gap between Evidence and Practice17. Vanessa Malcarne: Coping with Cancer18. James W. Pennebaker and Cindy K. Chung: Expressive Writing, Emotional Upheavals, and Health19. Camille Wortman and Kathrin Boerner: Beyond the Myths of Coping with Loss: Prevailing Assumptions versus Scientific Evidence20. Michael J. Rohrbaugh and Varda Shoham: Family Consultation for Couples Coping with Health Problems: A Social Cybernetic Approach21. Barbara Tinsley: Childhood Health and Chronic Illness22. Mary Amanda Dew and Andrea F. DiMartini: Transplantation23. Lydia Temoshok: HIV/AIDSPart Four: Health Behaviors and Change24. Ralf Schwarzer: Health Behavior Change25. Leona Aiken: Advancing Health Behavior Theory: The Interplay among Theories of Health Behavior, Empirical Modeling of Health Behavior, and Behavioral Interventions26. Britta Renner and Harald Schupp: The Perception of Health Risks27. Physical Activity28. Kenneth J. Sher, Amelia Talley, Andrew K. Littlefield, and Julia Martinez: Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorders29. Emily L. Van Walleghen, Betsy A. Steeves, and Hollie A. Raynor: Obesity30. Suzanne Segerstrom: Dispositional Optimism, Psychophysiology, and HealthPart Five: Population and Socio-Cultural Issues31. Marta Gil Lacruz: Community Health32. John Ruiz and Patrick Steffen: Latino Health33. Irina L. G. Todorova: Two Decades of Social Change in Central and Eastern Europe: Implications for Health34. Yosuke Sakairi, Genji Sugamura, and Masao Suzuki: Asian Meditation and Health35. John P. Capitanio: Health Consequences of Social Relationships in Non-human PrimatesPart Six: Conclusion36. Howard S. Friedman: Conclusion: The Achievements and Promise of Health Psychology