Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illness
Jerry Suls, Kenneth A. Wallston
Wiley, Aug 22, 2003 - Psychology - 583 pages
Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illness is a summary of current research in social-health psychology. The chapters, written by distinguished leaders in the field, provide brief surveys of classic developments in each area of study followed by extended discussion of the authors’ research programs. Topics discussed include virtually all of the major issues studied in the contemporary field of social-health psychology, including disease etiology, prevention, intervention and adaptation to illness.
Using a variety of presentational styles, the chapter authors integrate past findings and offer directions for future developments. Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illness is a vital resource for all those interested in how social factors affect physical health and well-being.