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Health Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Health, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Deborah Fish Ragin

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Nov 3, 2010

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Health Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Approach offers a critical examination of the biopsychosocial model of health and proposes the use of the ecological model as a more comprehensive explanation of health outcomes; both of which are unique approaches in a health psychology text.  

 

The ecological model explores the impact of five systems on individual health outcomes: the individual (including physiology), the family/community, physical and social environments, healthcare systems and health policy.  Unlike the biopsychological model  which represents a combination of three fields–biology, psychology and sociology -  the ecological model  includes research and findings from medical anthropology, economics, ethnopharmacology, environmental studies, medicine and public health, in addition to biology, psychology and sociology. Thus, it offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of health.

 

Finally, the text uniquely examines infectious diseases and chronic illnesses from a local, regional and global perspective. The diverse perspectives illustrate the roles of each of the five systems on health.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY VIEW OF HEALTH

CHAPTER 2: RESEARCH METHODS

CHAPTER 3: GLOBAL  COMMUNICABLE AND CHRONIC DISEASE

CHAPTER 4: THEORIES AND MODELS OF HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE

CHAPTER 5: RISKY HEALTH BEHAVIORS

CHAPTER 6: EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

CHAPTER 7: STRESS AND COPING

CHAPTER 8: HIV AND AIDS

CHAPTER 9: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

CHAPTER 10: CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT AND ARTHRITIS

CHAPTER 11: CANCER

CHAPTER 12: HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS AND HEALTH POLICY: EFFECTS ON HEALTH OUTCOMES

CHAPTER 13: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGISTS’ ROLE: RESEARCH, APPLICATION AND ADVOCACY

 

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