Health Psychology, 1e , has been adapted in order to make it relevant in the Indian context, and has been written mainly for undergraduate psychology and non-psychology majors, and graduate students new to the field of health psychology. The goal of this book is to help students of health psychology who have no medical background to become comfortable with issues in medicine that are essential to understanding health and illness.
Table of Content
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Process of Medical Care
Chapter 3 Communication in the Medical Encounter
Chapter 4 Medical Professionals in Training and Practice
Chapter 5 Staying Healthy
Chapter 6 Health Recommendations and Behavior Change
Chapter 7 The Process of Illness
Chapter 8 Pain
Chapter 9 Psychological Processes, Stress, and Illness
Chapter 10 Coping with Stress: The Role of Psychological Processes in Staying Healthy
Chapter 11 Serious Illness: The Patient's Perspective
Chapter 12 A Life-Span Perspective on Chronic Illness, Disability, and Aging
Chapter 13 Terminal Illness and Bereavement
Chapter 14 The Future of Health Psychology
APPENDIX A The Human Body
APPENDIX B Measurement Tools for Research
APPENDIX C Yoga (Theory and Practice)—Its Role in Health Psychology
1.Psycho-social issues in health, illness, and medical care have been discussed with a broad-based approach.
2.New research carried out in the fields of etiology, diagnosis, control, and cure of diseases have been described.
3.The state of health psychology in India, the role of a health psychologist,and the different types of medicinal systems prevalent in India have been focused upon.
4.Case studies aided with clinical stories that illustrate the complexity of applying knowledge of health psychology to real people have been lucidly described.