The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology

ISBN : 9780199365074

Howard S. Friedman
944 ページ
181 x 254 mm
Oxford Library of Psychology

The flaws in today's healthcare systems and practices are well-documented: millions remain far from optimal health due to a variety of psychological and social factors; large numbers of patients do not fully cooperate with medical advice; errors in medical decision-making - some stemming from flaws in interpersonal relations - regularly lead to needless suffering and death. Further, the effects of emotions, personality, and motivation on healing are not well incorporated into traditional medical care. The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology compiles the most relevant scholarship from psychology, medicine, and public health to offer a thorough and authoritative model of the biopsychosocial approach to health. A collection of international contributors addresses all relevant concepts in this model, including its applications to health promotion, health behavior change, and treatment.


Part One: Background, History, and Methods
1. The Intellectual Roots of Health Psychology
Howard S. Friedman and Nancy E. Adler
2. A History of the Development of Health Psychology
Wade Pickren and Silvia Degni
3. Measurement in Health Psychology Research
Timothy W. Smith
4. Designing and Conducting Interventions to Enhance Physical and Mental Health Outcomes
J. Lee Westmaas, Virginia Gil-Rivas, and Roxane C. Silver
5. Uncertainty, Variability, and Resource Allocation in the Health Care Decision Process
Robert M. Kaplan
Part Two: Core Concepts in Health Psychology
6. The Brain, Homeostasis, and Health: Balancing Demands of the Internal and External Milieu
John T. Cacioppo and Gary G. Berntson
7. Psychoneuroimmunology
Margaret E. Kemeny
8. Stress, Coping, and Health
Charles S. Carver and Sara Vargas
9. Social Support
Shelley E. Taylor
10. Personality, Disease, and Self-healing
Howard S. Friedman
11. Adjustment to Chronic Disease: Progress and Promise in Research
Annette L. Stanton and Tracey A. Revenson
12. Social Comparison Processes: Implications for Physical Health
Jerry Suls
13. Health and Illness Perceptions
Yael Benyamimi
Part Three: Core Issues in Clinical Health
14. Physician-Patient Communication
Judith A. Hall and Debra L. Roter
15. Aging and Health
Karen Rook, Susan Turk Charles, and Jutta Heckhausen
16. Chronic Pain: Closing the Gap between Evidence and Practice
Beverly Thorn
17. Coping with Cancer
Vanessa Malcarne
18. Expressive Writing, Emotional Upheavals, and Health
James W. Pennebaker and Cindy K. Chung
19. Beyond the Myths of Coping with Loss: Prevailing Assumptions versus Scientific Evidence
Camille Wortman and Kathrin Boerner
20. Family Consultation for Couples Coping with Health Problems: A Social Cybernetic Approach
Michael J. Rohrbaugh and Varda Shoham
21. Childhood Health and Chronic Illness
Barbara Tinsley
22. Transplantation
Mary Amanda Dew and Andrea F. DiMartini
Lydia Temoshok
Part Four: Health Behaviors and Change
24. Health Behavior Change
Ralf Schwarzer
25. Advancing Health Behavior Theory: The Interplay among Theories of Health Behavior, Empirical Modeling of Health Behavior, and Behavioral Interventions
Leona Aiken
26. The Perception of Health Risks
Britta Renner and Harald Schupp
27. Physical Activity
Dawn Wilson
28. Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorders
Kenneth J. Sher, Amelia Talley, Andrew K. Littlefield, and Julia Martinez
29. Obesity
Emily L. Van Walleghen, Betsy A. Steeves, and Hollie A. Raynor
30. Dispositional Optimism, Psychophysiology, and Health
Suzanne Segerstrom
Part Five: Population and Socio-Cultural Issues
31. Community Health
Marta Gil Lacruz
32. Latino Health
John Ruiz and Patrick Steffen
33. Two Decades of Social Change in Central and Eastern Europe: Implications for Health
Irina L. G. Todorova
34. Asian Meditation and Health
Yosuke Sakairi, Genji Sugamura, and Masao Suzuki
35. Health Consequences of Social Relationships in Non-human Primates
John P. Capitanio
Part Six: Conclusion
36. Conclusion: The Achievements and Promise of Health Psychology
Howard S. Friedman


Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Riverside.