Health Psychology: A Cultural Approach
With a conversational style that conveys the excitement, research base, and real-world applications of the field, Regan A. R. Gurung introduces students to health psychology with an integrated cultural perspective. commendable goal of being comprehensive yet extremely accessible. Gurung focuses on key determinants of behavior, such as family, ethnicity, and religion, which are not always highlighted in health psychology books. Packed with the most up-to-date citations available, this book combines issues ripped from the headlines with the classic issues of the field. A range of vivid examples from different cultural groups provides students with a comprehensive description of the basic theories in health psychology as well as an overview of cutting-edge research in the field. Special sections highlighting clinical applications of basic theories, strong doses of personality and social psychological theories, and chapters exclusively devoted to variations in cultural beliefs, human development, and different diseases, combine to give readers the best of many worlds.
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Health Psychology Setting the Stage
Cultural Approaches to Health
Stress Across Cultures
Coping and Social Support
Models of Behavior Change
Health Behaviors Eating Physical Activity Smoking and Drinking
Factors Surrounding Illness
Psychoneuroimmunology and HIV
Culture and Cancer
Culture and Cardiovascular Disease
The Future of Health Psychology
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