Handbook of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
PUBLISHER: Guilford Publications
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Providing a state-of-the-science overview of theory, research, and practice at the interface of psychology and health, this comprehensive volume brings together leading experts from multiple disciplines. The book explores how health and health behaviors are shaped by a wide range of psychological processes and social-environmental factors. It describes exemplary applications in the prevention and clinical management of today's most pressing health risks and diseases, including coronary heart disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic pain, obesity, sleep disturbances, and smoking. Featuring succinct, accessible chapters on critical concepts and contemporary issues, the Handbook integrates psychological perspectives with cutting-edge work in preventive medicine, epidemiology, public health, genetics, nursing, and the social sciences.
The book will be important reading for clinical and health psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, counselors, and nurses; public health professionals; researchers and students in these fields. It will alsonbsp;serve as a text in graduate-level courses.
PUBLICATION DATE: 8/19/2010