The Oxford Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology

Hardcover | June 20, 2012

EditorSuzanne Segerstrom

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Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) - the interactions among the mind, nervous system, and immune system - is a new discipline that has emerged only in the last fifty years. Even more recent but no less important have been the many advances in and applications of psychology to PNI, the contributionsof which are essential to the vitality of the rapidly growing field. The Oxford Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology comprises perspectives on the state-of-the-art applications of psychological theory to PNI. Chapters in the volume represent the entire range of levels of analysis in psychoneuroimmunology. Genes within cells, cells within organs, organs withinindividuals, and individuals within both close social groups and large social structures are considered. Furthermore, chapters address the effects of psychological factors on markers of chronic, low-grade, systemic inflammation, which can indicate risk for many disorders including atherosclerosis,Alzheimer's disease, frailty, and some cancers. The volume provides specific applications of psychoneuroimmunological models to fatigue, cancer, neuroinflammation, and pain - and a superb review of the ways psychotherapeutic approaches integrated with psychoneuroimmunological knowledge can mitigateagainst adverse health outcomes.This volume samples from the best and most sophisticated applications of psychology to PNI, whether those applications arise from affective science, development, behavioral neuroscience, or clinical psychology.

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Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) - the interactions among the mind, nervous system, and immune system - is a new discipline that has emerged only in the last fifty years. Even more recent but no less important have been the many advances in and applications of psychology to PNI, the contributionsof which are essential to the vitality of the...

Suzanne C. Segerstrom, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on how psychological and behavioral factors such as personality, self-control, and stress affect well-being and health, especially the immune system.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:June 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Suzanne C. Segerstrom: PrefacePart One: Development1. Mary E. Coussons-Read: Stress and Immunity in Pregnancy2. Christopher L. Coe: The Logic of Developmental Psychoneuroimmunology3. Elliot M. Friedman: Well-Being, Aging, and Immunity4. Rita B. Effros: Stress and Immune System AgingPart Two: Emotion5. Sally S. Dickerson: Physiological Correlates of Self-Conscious Emotions6. Sarah D. Pressman and Lora Black: Positive Emotions and Immunity7. Roger J. Booth: Emotional Expression and DisclosurePart Three: Personality and Individual Differences8. Kerry C. Michael and Sonia A. Cavigelli: Temperament/Animal Personality9. Sheldon Cohen, Denise Janicki-Deverts, Crista N. Crittenden, and Rodlescia S. Sneed: Personality and Human Immunity10. Edward C. Suarez: The Association Between Measures of Inflammation and Psychological Factors Associated with an Increased Risk of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: Hostility, Anger, and Depressed Mood and SymptomsPart Four: Social Relationships11. Theodore F. Robles and Heidi S. Kane: Marriage12. Bert N. Uchino, Allison A. Vaughn, McKenzie Carlisle, and Wendy Birmingham: Social Support and Immunity13. Andrew Steptoe: Socioeconomic Status, Inflammation, and Immune Function14. Steven W. Cole: Social Regulation of Gene Expression in the Immune SystemPart Five: Ecological Approaches15. Shelley A. Adamo: Comparative Psychoneuroimmunology/Ecoimmunology: Lessons from Simpler Model Systems16. Zachary M. Weil and Randy J. Nelson: Seasonal Rhythms in Psychoneuroimmunology17. Arnaud Aubert: MotivationPart Six: Clinical Method and Models18. Shamini Jain, Julienne Bower, and Michael R. Irwin: Psychoneuroimmunology of Fatigue and Sleep Disturbance: The Role of Proinflammatory Cytokines19. Susan K. Lutgendorf, Erin S. Costanzo, Anil K. Sood: Psychoneuroimmunology and Cancer: Biobehavioral Influences on Tumor Progression20. Annemieke Kavelaars, Anibal Garza Carbajal, and Cobi J. Heijnen: Regulation of Target System Sensitivity in Neuroinflammation: Role of GRK2 in Chronic Pain21. Michael H. Antoni: Stress Management, PNI, and Disease22. Suzanne C. Segerstrom and Gregory T. Smith: Methods, Variance, and Error in Psychoneuroimmunology Research: The Good, the Bad, and the UglyPart Seven: Conclusion23. Suzanne C. Segerstrom: Looking into the Future: Conclusion to The Oxford Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology