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Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions, and Relationships CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Keith J. Karren, Lee Smith, Brent Q. Hafen, Kathryn J. Gordon

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Sep 11, 2009

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Detailing the latest scientific findings regarding the relationship between the mind and body, this text discusses how attitudes and emotions directly affect physical health and well-being.

Written by an interdisciplinary team of authors, including a professional health educator who is deeply involved in Mind/Body research and is an MD/Internist who specializes in Mind/Body practices, this text details current global findings on the relationship between the mind, body, and health. The authors show that negative emotions such as anger, depression, and anxiety can adversely affect physical health while positive emotions such as humor and optimism can serve to improve health and increase longevity. Relationships between physical health and spirituality, attitude, medicine, and various social factors are explored. The authors stress the importance of health choices and lifestyle factors on overall health and well-being, while laying groundwork for continued research in Mind/Body medicine in the 21st century. New to this edition is the inclusion of critical thinking questions in each chapter, chapter-specific web resources, and streamlined content.  CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.

Table of Contents

Preface

I. THE MIND/BODY CONNECTION

1. Psychoneuroimmunology - The Mind/Body Connection

2. Coping With Stress

II. PERSONALITY STYLES AND HEALTH

3. The Disease - Prone Personality

4. Anger, Hostility, and Health

5. Worry, Fear, and Health

6. Depression, Despair, Anxiety, and Health

7. Insomnia and Sleep Deprivation. Health Effects and Treatment

8. The Disease - Resistant Personality

III. SOCIAL SUPPORT AND HEALTH

9. Social support, Relationships, and Health

10. Loneliness and Health

11. Marriage and Health

12. Families and Health

13. Grief, Bereavement, and Health

IV. SPIRITUALITY AND HEALTH

14. The Healing Power of Spirituality, Faith and Religion

15. Forgiveness and Health

16. Altruism and Health

17. The Healing Power of Hope and Optimism

V. PERCEPTION AND HEALTH

18. Explanatory Style and Health

19. Locus of Control, Self Esteem and Health

20. The Healing Power of Humor and Laughter

21. Nutrition and Mind/Body Health

VI. TREATMENT INTERVENTIONS AND HEALTH OUTCOMES

22. Behavioral Medicine Treatment: Effects on Medical and Health Outcomes and Costs 23. Methods of Intervention

Epilogue

Appendix A. The Elements of Human Fulfillment

Appendix B. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Name Index

Subject Index

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