Synopses & Reviews
Edward P. Sarafino's Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Interactions, 6e integrates research and theory from many disciplines-- such as, psychology, sociology, medicine, allied health, and health and physical education--to describe the interconnectedness between psychology and health. The psychological research cited in the text reflects an eclectic orientation and supports a variety of behavioral, physiological, cognitive, and social/personality viewpoints. Sarafino integrates a focus on lifespan development in health and illness throughout the text.
Emphasis is also placed on health and prevention while integrating gender, ethnic, and age differences and similarities. In addition, the book has an internationalized content, giving health information from 14 countries around the world.
To truly understand the interconnections between psychology and health, one must take a look at the whole person. That's why Sarafino's thoroughly updated sixth edition examines the dynamic interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors in people's health. The book presents the most current thinking in the field, drawing on recent research and theory from psychology, sociology, anthropology, and biology.
Table of Contents
Part I. An Introduction: Basic Issues and Processes.
Chapter 1. An Overview of Psychology and Health.
Chapter 2. The Body's Physical Systems.
Part II. Stress, Illness, and Coping.
Chapter 3. Stress -- Its Meaning, Impact, and Sources.
Chapter 4. Stress, Biopsychosocial Factors, and Illness.
Chapter 5. Coping with and Reducing Stress.
Part III. Lifestyles to Enhance Health and Prevent Illness.
Chapter 6. Health-Related Behavior and Health Promotion.
Chapter 7. Substance Use and Abuse.
Chapter 8. Nutrition, Weight Control and Diet, Exercise, and Safety.
Part IV. Becoming Ill and Getting Medical Treatment.
Chapter 9. Using Health Services.
Chapter 10. In the Hospital: The Setting, Procedures, and Effects on Patients.
Part V. Physical Symptoms: Pain and Discomfort.
Chapter 11. The Nature and Symptoms of Pain.
Chapter 12. Managing and Controlling Clinical Pain.
Part VI. Chronic and Life-Threatening Health Problems.
Chapter 13. Serious and Disabling Chronic Illnesses: Causes, Management, and Coping.
Chapter 14. Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancer, and AIDS: Causes, Management, and Coping.
Part VII. Looking to the Future.
Chapter 15. What's Ahead for Health Psychology.