Higher Ed. and Vocational >> Humanities, Social Sciences and Languages >> Psychology >> Psychology

Health Psychology

Health Psychology

  • M. Robin DiMatteo
  • Leslie R. Martin
  • Veena Tucker
  • Author: M. Robin DiMatteo
    • ISBN:9789386873842
    • 10 Digit ISBN:9386873842
    • Price:Rs. 579.00
    • Pages:544
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available

    Be the first to rate the book !!

    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

    Salient Features

    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.