Health Psychology provides a comprehensive overview of the development and application of clinical health psychology in one volume. Beginning with a discussion of training, assessment, and measurement issues, articles analyze the key behaviors that either affect or are related to health. Topics covered include stress and disease, the experience of illness, and behavior that can affect the neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and immune systems. Health Psychology also provides a detailed analysis of specific clinical problems and their psychological aspects and interventions. These include cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, disfigurement, and smoking.
Health Psychology will provide the reader with an introduction to the theoretical background and conceptual frameworks for much of the work in clinical health psychology, followed by a discussion of issues relevant to methodological and professional issues in practical application. The chapters dealing with health-related problems range from problems relevant to health maintenance in healthy people, through chronic disabling conditions to those that are life threatening. They serve to illustrate the range of approaches taken by clinical health psychologists and the diversity of areas of application in this fast developing field.
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Book Description Pergamon, 2001. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP75306642