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The goal of this book has always been to make research accessible in a way that integrates theory with practical applications so that people can lead healthier lives.
The importance of social relationships, health behaviors, and co-management of health and illness are themes that are woven throughout the text.
Table of Contents PART ONE - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
1 - What Is Health Psychology?
2 - The Systems of the Body
PART TWO - HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND PRIMARY PREVENTION
3 - Health Behaviors
4 - Health-Promoting Behaviors
5 - Health-Compromising Behaviors
PART THREE - STRESS AND COPING
6 - Stress
7 – Coping, Resilience, and Social Support
PART FOUR – SEEKING AND USING HEALTH CARE SERVICES
9 – Patients, Providers, and Treatments
10 - The Management of Pain and Discomfort
PART FIVE - MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC AND TERMINAL ILLNESS
11 - Management of Chronic Illness
12 - Psychological Issues in Advancing and Terminal Illness
13 - Heart Disease, Hypertension, Stroke, and Type II Diabetes
14 - Psychoneuroimmunology and Immune-Related Disorders
PART SIX - TOWARD THE FUTURE
15 - Health Psychology: Challenges for the Future
Shelley E. Taylor, University of California-Los Angeles