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Health psychology : a cultural approach

Author: Regan A R Gurung
Publisher: Australia ; Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Cengage Learning, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Introduces students to health psychology with an integrated cultural perspective. This book focuses on key determinants of behavior - such as family, ethnicity, and religion. It provides students  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Regan A R Gurung
ISBN: 9781285062112 1285062116 9781285062150 1285062159 9781285062129 1285062124
OCLC Number: 844725092
Notes: Previous edition: 2010.
Description: xxii, 570 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Health Psychology: Setting the Stage --
What Is Health? --
Cross-Cultural Definitions of Health --
Common Rubrics for Health --
Why Is Culture Important? --
Dimensions of Culture --
Defining Culture --
Context and Level of Analysis --
Two Major "Cultures" --
Advancing Cultural Competence --
Some Important Warnings --
Health Psychology's Biopsychosocial Approach --
Evolution of Health Psychology --
What Is Health Psychology? --
Main Areas in Health Psychology --
Research Primer --
Major Research Designs --
Correlational Studies --
Note on Statistics --
Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs --
Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Designs --
Other Key Terms --
Focus On Current Issues Profile of a Multicultural America --
Summary --
Test Yourself --
Key Terms, Concepts, and People --
Essential Readings --
2. Cultural Approaches to Health --
Varieties of World Medicine --
Western Biomedicine --
Greek Roots --
Technological Innovations --
Traditional Chinese Medicine --
Sources of Illness --
Treatment --
Ayurveda: Traditional Indian Medicine --
Sources of Illness --
Treatment --
Curanderismo and Spiritualism --
Sources of Illness --
Treatment --
American Indian Medicine --
Sources of Illness --
Treatment --
African American Beliefs --
Are Complementary and Alternative Approaches Valid? --
FOCUS ON APPLICATIONS Acupuncture --
Summary --
Test Yourself --
Key Terms, Concepts, and People --
Essential Readings --
3. Essential Physiology --
Biological Development --
Prenatal Period --
Infancy and Early Childhood --
Adolescence --
Adulthood and Aging --
Nervous System --
Central Nervous System --
Peripheral Nervous System --
Endocrine System --
Key Components and Mechanics --
Circulatory System --
Key Components --
Mechanics of Circulation --
Biological Primer --
Digestive System --
Key Components and Mechanics --
Note on the Renal/Urinary System --
Physiology of Immunity --
Process of Defense --
Nonspecific or Natural Immunity --
Acquired Immunity --
Measures of Immune Response --
Respiratory System --
Key Components and Mechanics --
What About Culture? --
FOCUS ON APPLICATIONS The Games We Play (Can Have Physiological Implications) --
Summary --
Test Yourself --
Key Terms, Concepts, and People --
Essential Readings --
4. Stress Across Cultures --
What Is Stress? --
Stress over Time --
Main Theories of Stress --
Cannon's Fight-or-Flight Theory --
Taylor et al.'s Tend-and-Befriend Theory --
Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome --
Lazarus' Cognitive Appraisal Model --
Factors Influencing Our Appraisals --
Role of Culture in Appraisal --
Stress and Psychopathology: The Diathesis-Stress Model --
Culture as a Critical Stressor --
Perceived Discrimination --
Stress and Genes --
Measuring Stress --
Different Varieties of Stressors --
Relationship Stress --
Work Stress --
Environmental Stress --
Consequences of Stress --
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder --
FOCUS ON CURRENT ISSUES Stress Really Can Kill: The Baskerville Effect, Culture, and Stress --
Summary --
Test Yourself --
Key Terms, Concepts, and People --
Essential Readings --
5. Coping and Social Support --
What Is Coping? --
Moderators versus Mediators --
Structure of Coping --
What Is the Best Way to Cope? --
Who Copes Well? --
Personality and Coping --
Coping and Culture --
Ethnic Identity --
Acculturation --
Social Support --
Types of Social Support --
Cultural Variables in Social Support --
Theories of Social Support Change --
Common Measures of Coping --
Ways of Coping Questionnaire --
COPE --
New Developments in Coping Research --
Keys to Coping with Stress --
Relaxation-Based Approaches --
Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches --
FOCUS ON CURRENT ISSUES May God Help You --
Summary --
Test Yourself --
Key Terms, Concepts, and People --
Essential Readings --
6. Increasing Healthy Behaviors --
What Are Healthy Behaviors? --
Healthy People Programs --
What Determines Health Behaviors? --
Biological Factors --
Psychological Factors --
Social Factors --
Changing Health Behaviors --
Importance of Theory --
Key Theories of Health Behavior Change --
Transtheoretical Model --
Health Belief Model --
Culture and the Health Belief Model --
Theory of Planned Behavior --
Culture and the Theory of Planned Behavior --
Additional Theories of Health Behavior Change --
Comparing the Models and Their Limitations --
Changing Behaviors: Interventions --
Top Ten Prescriptions --
FOCUS ON APPLICATIONS You Know You Want To ... : Reducing Smoking in College --
Summary --
Test Yourself --
Key Terms, Concepts, and People --
Essential Readings --
7. Living Healthy: Eat Well, Be Active and Smoke-Free, and Minimize Drinking --
Eat Well --
What Should We Be Eating? --
Development of Food Preferences --
Obesity --
Eating Disorders --
Culture and Eating Disorders --
Physical Activity --
Cultural Variations in Physical Activity --
Physical Consequences of Physical Activity --
Psychological Consequences of Physical Activity --
Smoking and Drinking --
Tobacco Use --
Cultural Variations in Smoking --
Why Do People Smoke? --
Psychological Causes of Addiction --
Physiological Consequences of Smoking --
Drinking --
Who Drinks, How Much, and Why? --
Consequences of Alcohol Abuse --
FOCUS ON APPLICATIONS The Truth about the "Freshman 15" --
Summary --
Test Yourself --
Key Terms, Concepts, and People --
Essential Readings --
8. Factors Surrounding Illness --
Culture and Illness Behaviors --
Role of Acculturation --
Commonsense Model of Illness Behavior --
Recognizing Symptoms --
Confirmation Bias --
Attributions and Misattributions --
Personality --
Seeking Treatment --
Role of Culture --
Understanding Delays --
Hospital Setting --
Staff Relations --
Adherence to Treatment --
Patient-Practitioner Interactions --
Communication --
Cultural Stereotyping --
Cultural Competency --
FOCUS ON APPLICATIONS When the Spirit Catches You, Cultures Clash --
Summary --
Test Yourself --
Key Terms, Concepts, and People --
Essential Readings --
9. Pain --
Key Definitions --
Cultural Variations in the Experience of Pain --
Sex Differences --
Ethnic Differences --
Typologies and Biology of Pain --
Measuring Pain --
Basic Pain Measures --
McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) --
Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI) --
Short Form with 36 Questions (SF-36) --
Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) --
Other Measures --
Theories of Pain --
Early Physiological and Psychological Approaches --
Biopsychological Theories of Pain --
Gate Control Theory of Pain --
Psychology of Pain --
Psychological Factors and Pain --
Pain Management Techniques --
Physiological Treatments --
Chemical --
Acupuncture --
Surgery --
Other Physiology-Related Methods --
Psychological Treatments --
Psychological States and Cognitive Styles --
Distraction --
Hypnosis --
General Cognitive Methods --
What You See Matters --
Self-Management of Chronic Pain --
FOCUS ON APPLICATIONS A Hospital Case Study --
Summary --
Test Yourself --
Key Terms, Concepts, and People --
Essential Readings --
10. Chronic Illness, Terminal Illness, and Death --
Prevalence Rates of Chronic Illnesses --
Coping with Chronic Illnesses --
Goals of Treatment --
Quality of Life --
Biopsychosocial Components of Adjustment --
Biological Issues --
Psychological Issues --
Psychological Aspects of Coping --
Psychological Responses to Chronic Illness --
Culture and Chronic Illness --
Family and Neighborhoods --
Culture and Ethnicity --
Social Support --
Interventions --
Coping with Terminal Illness --
Role of Religion --
Death --
Death across the Lifespan --
Path to Death --
Facilitating Death --
Are There Stages? --
Cultural Variations in Death and Dying --
Sex, Gender, and Death --
FOCUS ON APPLICATIONS: Hospice --
Summary --
Test Yourself --
Key Terms, Concepts, and People --
Essential Readings --
11. Psychoneuroimmunology and HIV --
Psychoneuroimmunology --
Behavioral Conditioning and Immunity --
Stress and Immunity --
HIV and AIDS --
History of AIDS --
Difference between HIV and AIDS --
Physiological Correlates of HIV/AIDS --
Psychological Correlates of HIV/AIDS --
Psychological Factors Influencing Progression --
Cultural Variations in AIDS --
Women and AIDS --
Ethnicity and AIDS --
Other Cultural Issues --
Health Psychological Models Relating to HIV/AIDS --
Psychological Interventions for Those with HIV --
FOCUS ON APPLICATIONS Yoga and Coping with Illnesses Such as AIDS --
Summary --
Test Yourself --
Key Terms, Concepts, and People --
Essential Readings --
12. Culture and Cancer --
Prevalence of Cancer --
What Is Cancer? --
Types of Cancer --
Cultural Variations in the Incidence of Cancer --
Cultural Differences in Beliefs and Knowledge about Cancer --
Developmental Issues in Cancer --
Physiological Correlates of Cancer --
Psychological Correlates of Cancer --
Psychological Factors in Cancer Incidence --
Psychological Responses to Cancer Diagnosis --
Psychological Factors in Cancer Progression and Coping --
Personality --
Social Support --
Finding Meaning --
Cancer, Stress, and Immunity --
Health Behaviors and Cancer --
Tobacco Use --
Diet --
Physical Activity --
Sun Exposure --
Treatment Options --
Surgery --
Chemotherapy --
Radiation Therapy --
Other Treatments --
Behavioral Interventions --
Aiding Prevention: Increasing Screening Behaviors --
Cultural Differences in Screening. Note continued: Inhibiting Progression and Helping Patients Cope --
FOCUS ON APPLICATIONS Increasing Cancer Screening --
Summary --
Test Yourself --
Key Terms, Concepts, and People --
Essential Readings --
13. Culture and Cardiovascular Disease --
Prevalence of Cardiovascular Diseases --
What Is Cardiovascular Disease? --
Cultural Variations in the Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease --
Developmental Issues in Cardiovascular Disease --
Physiological Correlates of Cardiovascular Disease --
Psychological Correlates of Cardiovascular Disease --
Stress --
Health Behaviors and Cardiovascular Disease --
Tobacco Use --
Diet --
Physical Activity --
Treatment Options --
Surgery --
Behavioral Interventions --
FOCUS ON APPLICATIONS The Lifestyle Heart Trial --
Summary --
Test Yourself --
Key Terms, Concepts, and People --
Essential Readings --
14. Controversies and the Future of Health Psychology --
Ongoing and Current Controversies --
How Important Are Health Behaviors Really? --
Who Can Be Called a Medical Psychologist? --
Issue of Professional Status --
Setting Diagnostic Criteria --
Looking to the Future --
Greater Focus on Sociocultural Issues --
Focus on Developmental Issues and the Lifespan --
Focus on the Evidence --
Fine-Tuning the Biopsychosocial Model --
Technological Innovations --
Tools for the Delivery of Health Care --
Technology's Role in Training Health Psychologists --
Technology and Health Information --
Interventions --
Enhanced Training --
Related Developments --
Biopsychocultural Health Psychology --
Focus On Applications Careers and Graduate Training in Health Psychology --
Summary --
Test Yourself --
Key Terms, Concepts, and People --
Essential Readings.
Responsibility: Regan A.R. Gurung.

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