Health Psychology https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260253902.jpeg 11 2021 9781260253900 Health Psychology, Eleventh Edition, provides a comprehensive, accessible, and engaging look into the field of health psychology. With a focus on the most current research related to stress, psychosocial issues, and chronic disorders, this edition covers both the scientific progress of health psychology, as well as its important real-life applications. Research is presented with practical stories, written so that any reader can quickly identify how best to lead a healthier life. Since 1986, Health Psychology has helped thousands of students learn how to identify and eliminate stress, maintain their health, and use technology to get the best care possible, and this edition is no exception.
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Health Psychology

Health Psychology, 11th Edition

ISBN10: 1260253902 | ISBN13: 9781260253900
By Shelley Taylor

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Health Psychology, Eleventh Edition, provides a comprehensive, accessible, and engaging look into the field of health psychology. With a focus on the most current research related to stress, psychosocial issues, and chronic disorders, this edition covers both the scientific progress of health psychology, as well as its important real-life applications. Research is presented with practical stories, written so that any reader can quickly identify how best to lead a healthier life. Since 1986, Health Psychology has helped thousands of students learn how to identify and eliminate stress, maintain their health, and use technology to get the best care possible, and this edition is no exception.

Health Psychology, 11e

Part 1 Introduction to Health Psychology

CHAPTER 1: What is Health Psychology?
CHAPTER 2: The Systems of the Body

Part 2 Health Behavior and Primary Prevention

CHAPTER 3: Health Behaviors 
CHAPTER 4: Health-Promoting Behaviors 
CHAPTER 5: Health-Compromising Behaviors 

Part 3 Stress and Coping

CHAPTER 6: Stress
CHAPTER 7: Coping, Resilience, and Social Support

Part 4 Seeking and Using Health Care Services

CHAPTER 8: Using Health Services
CHAPTER 9: Patients, Providers, and Treatments
CHAPTER 10: The Management of Pain and Discomfort 

Part 5 Management of Chronic and Terminal Health Disorders

CHAPTER 11: Management of Chronic Health Disorders 
CHAPTER 12: Psychological Issues in Advancing and Terminal Illness 
CHAPTER 13: Heart Disease, Hypertension, Stroke, and Type 2 Diabetes 
CHAPTER 14: Psychoneuroimmunology and Immune-Related Disorders 

Part 6 Toward the Future

CHAPTER 15: Health Psychology: Challenges for the Future 





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About the Author

Shelley Taylor

Shelley Taylor is professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Yale University. Her research interests are in health psychology, especially the factors that promote long-term psychological adjustment, and in social cognition. In the former capacity, she is the co-director of the Health Psychology program at UCLA. Professor Taylor is the recipient of a number of awards—most notably, the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Contribution to Psychology Award, a 10-year Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, and an Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award in Health Psychology. She is the author of more than 200 publications in journals and books and is the author of Social Cognition and Positive Illusions.

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