Handbook of Psychology. Health Psychology. 2nd Edition

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  • 704 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can′t help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do. This award–winning twelve–volume reference covers every aspect of the ever–fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field. This ten–year revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology′s new interest in evidence–based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.
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Handbook of Psychology Preface xi

Irving B. Weiner

Volume Preface xiiiArthur M. Nezu, Christine Maguth Nezu, and Pamela A. Geller

Contributors xv

I OVERVIEW 1

1 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: OVERVIEW 3David F. Marks

II CAUSAL AND MEDIATING PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS 27

2 STRESSFUL LIFE EVENTS 29Ralf Schwarzer and Aleksandra Luszczynska

3 COPING AND SOCIAL SUPPORT 57Melissa S. Xanthopoulos and Lauren C. Daniel

4 PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGY: MECHANISMS, INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, AND INTERVENTIONS 79Jeffrey R. Stowell, Theodore F. Robles, and Heidi S. Kane

III DISEASES AND DISORDERS 103

5 ASTHMA 105Karen B. Schmaling

6 UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING OBESITY 128Joyce A. Corsica and Michael G. Perri

7 NICOTINE DEPENDENCE 149Sean P. David, Jennifer B. McClure, and Gary E. Swan

8 ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS 182Mary C. Davis, Heather M. Burke, Alex J. Zautra, and Shannon Stark

9 DIABETES MELLITUS 200Arthur M. Nezu, Greer Raggio, Amy N. Evans, and Christine Maguth Nezu

10 HIV/AIDS 218Michael P. Carey, Lori A. J. Scott–Sheldon, and Peter A. Vanable

11 HEADACHES 247Frank Andrasik, C. Mark Sollars, Susan E. Walch, and Dawn C. Buse

12 PSYCHOSOCIAL ONCOLOGY 271Arthur M. Nezu, Christine Maguth Nezu, Stephanie H. Felgoise, and Lauren M. Greenberg

13 CHRONIC PAIN 292Dennis C. Turk and Hilary D. Wilson

14 NATURE AND TREATMENT OF INSOMNIA 318Charles M. Morin, Jos´ee Savard, and Marie–Christine Ouellet

15 CORONARY HEART DISEASE AND HYPERTENSION 340Charles F. Emery, Derek R. Anderson, and Christina L. Goodwin

16 GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES 365Laurie Keefer, Tiffany H. Taft, and Jennifer L. Kiebles

17 SPINAL CORD INJURY 389Ann Marie Warren, Meredith L. C. Williamson, Norma A. Erosa, and Timothy R. Elliott

IV HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN 411

18 CHILD HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY 413Lamia P. Barakat, Matthew Hocking, and Anne E. Kazak

19 ADOLESCENT HEALTH 437Sheridan Phillips and Sarah Edwards

20 ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING 459Ilene C. Siegler, Merrill F. Elias, Beverly H. Brummett, and Hayden B. Bosworth

21 WOMEN S HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY 477Pamela A. Geller, Alexandra R. Nelson, and Alexa Bonacquisti

22 PRIMARY CARE PSYCHOLOGY 512Robert A. DiTomasso, Barbara A. Golden, Stacey C. Cahn, and Amelia G. Gradwell

23 SOCIOCULTURAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY 538Keith E. Whitfield, Gerdi Weidner, Christopher L. Edwards, and Roland Thorpe

24 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY 564Marilyn Macik–Frey, James Campbell Quick, Lois E. Tetrick, Joyce Adkins, and Charles Klunder

25 COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES 586Christine Maguth Nezu, Minsun Lee, and Sarah Ricelli

Author Index 609

Subject Index 671

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"The reader will find in the text a comprehensive description of the state–of–the–art in many topics of health psychology, including stress, coping and adaptation to the disease, intervention and prevention strategies. It is valuable that historical perspectives and research trends are presented. Many questions that arise during the reading will find an answer in the text. However, some questions remain opened, indicating a need of further studies and investigations, with possible future research trends.

Treated topics cover an overview of conceptual and professional issues, an in–depth analysis of great number of medical diseases, attention to health psychology changes across some developmental stages, such as the life span, and contextual issues, such as gender, culture and ethnicity. Moreover, primary care psychology, together with complimentary and alternative therapies are analyzed. Considered medical diseases include asthma, obesity, smoking, musculoskeletal conditions, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, headaches, cancer, pain, insomnia, coronary heart disease and hypertension, gastrointestinal diseases and spinal cord injury." (Frontiers in Psychology for Clinical Settings, 2013)
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Question Is this suitable for undergraduates or only upper division and Faculty?
Answer This is intended for use as a professional-level reference book by libraries, and by public/ academic institutions. Individual volumes may be used as post-graduate textbooks.

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