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Oxford handbook of health psychology.

Author: Howard S Friedman
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Oxford library of psychology
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology brings together preeminent experts to provide a comprehensive view of key concepts, tools, and findings of this rapidly expanding core discipline.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard S Friedman
ISBN: 0199365075 9780199365074 9780195342819 019534281X
OCLC Number: 990024662
Description: xvii, 916 pages : illustrations : 25 cm.
Contents: The intellectual roots of health psychology --
A history of the development of health psychology --
Measurement in health psychology research --
Designing and conducting interventions to enhance physical and mental health outcomes --
Uncertainty, variability, and resource allocation in the health care decision process --
The brain, homeostasis, and health : balancing demands of the internal and external milieu --
Psychoneuroimmunology --
Stress, coping, and health --
Social support : a review --
Personality, disease, and self-healing --
Adjustment to chronic disease : progress and promise in research --
Social comparison processes : implications for physical health --
Health and illness perceptions --
Physician-patient communication --
Aging and health --
Chronic pain : closing the gap between evidence and practice --
Coping with cancer --
Expressive writing : connections to physical and mental health --
Beyond myths of coping with loss : prevailing assumptions versus scientific evidence --
Family consultation for couples coping with health problems : a social cybernetic approach --
Childhood health and chronic illness --
Transplantation --
HIV/AIDS --
Health behavior change --
Advancing health behavior theory : the interplay among theories of health behavior, empirical modeling of health behavior, and behavioral interventions --
The perception of health risks --
Physical activity and health : current research trends and critical issues --
Alcohol use and alcohol use disorders --
Obesity --
Dispositional optimism, psychophysiology, and health --
Community health --
Latino health --
Two decades of social change in Central and Eastern Europe : implications for health --
Asian meditation and health --
Health and social relationships in nonhuman primates : toward a comparative health psychology --
Conclusion : the achievements and promise of health psychology.
Series Title: Oxford library of psychology

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