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Health Psychology : Well-being in a Diverse World - by Regan A. R. Gurung (Hardcover)

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This textbook examines health, illness, and medicine from a psychological and cultural perspective and outlines the main topics and issues in health psychology. It covers the cultural and historical roots of health, cultural approaches to health, and key aspects of physiology; stress and coping; health behaviors; factors related to ailments, including illness cognitions, adherence, patient-practitioner interactions, pain, chronic and terminal illness, and death; and major illnesses, particularly HIV/AIDS, cancer, cardiovascular disease. This edition has a streamlined organization; new photos, reworked figures and graphs, and current examples; new sections of self-assessments; and new question sections. It also has a new chapter on research methods, incorporates recent research, focuses more on well-being in general, and enhances the discussion of diversity and how culture is an important predictor of health. It includes more information on how topics are measured by health psychologists in the field. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 530
Genre: Psychology
Sub-Genre: Applied Psychology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Author: Regan A. R. Gurung
Language: English
Street Date: September 24, 2018
TCIN: 53613139
UPC: 9781506392363
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-5126
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