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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