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- The goal of this book has always been to make research accessible in a way that integrates theory with practical applications so that people can lead healthier lives.
- The importance of social relationships, health behaviors, and co-management of health and illness are themes that are woven throughout the text.

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PART ONE - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

 1 - What Is Health Psychology?

2 - The Systems of the Body

PART TWO - HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND PRIMARY PREVENTION

3 - Health Behaviors

4 - Health-Promoting Behaviors

5 - Health-Compromising Behaviors

PART THREE - STRESS AND COPING

 6 - Stress

7 – Coping, Resilience, and Social Support

PART FOUR – SEEKING AND USING HEALTH CARE SERVICES

8 - Using Health Services

9 – Patients, Providers, and Treatments

10 - The Management of Pain and Discomfort

PART FIVE - MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC AND TERMINAL ILLNESS

 11 - Management of Chronic Illness

12 - Psychological Issues in Advancing and Terminal Illness

13 - Heart Disease, Hypertension, Stroke, and Type II Diabetes

14 - Psychoneuroimmunology and Immune-Related Disorders 

PART SIX - TOWARD THE FUTURE

15 - Health Psychology: Challenges for the Future