Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine

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Andrew Baum
Cambridge University Press, 1997 - Medical - 660 pages
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Health psychology is a rapidly expanding discipline at the interface of psychology and clinical medicine. This important work collates international and interdisciplinary expertise to form a unique encyclopaedic handbook to this field which will be valuable for both medical practitioners and psychologists from trainee to professional level. Intended primarily as a reference text, it is expected that readers will seek out particular chapters for particular purposes. To facilitate this, chapters have been alphabetically organised with extensive cross-referencing. The first of three sections introduces the non-specialist reader to broad areas of psychology relevant to the practice of medicine. The second and third follow behavioural factors in relation to practice through to an analysis of specific medical conditions. Coverage is broad - an invaluable resource to all those with an interest in health issues, promotion, and care.
  

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Contents

Attitudes and beliefs Richard Eiser
3
Conditioning and learning Alan Pickering
12
Intelligence Robert Sternberg
18
Memory Michael Eysenck
25
Psychoimmunology Elizabeth Bachen Sheldon Cohen
35
Psychophysiology Robert Gatchel
45
Social interaction Adrian Furnham
55
Psychology health and illness
61
AIDS
343
Allergies to drugs
351
Anaesthesia
359
Antenatal care
366
Atopic dermatitis
372
psychological effects
380
Breastfeeding
391
prevention
400

effects on health
63
Adoption Susan Michie
68
Childhood influences on health Christine Eiser
78
Coping with chronic illness Keith Petrie Rona MossMorris
84
Coping with death and dying Colin Murray Parkes
91
Cultural and ethnic factors in health John Berry
98
Family influences on health Jenny Hewison
107
The health belief model Victor Strecher Irwin Rosenstock
113
Hospitalization in adults Marie Johnston
121
Hospitalization in the elderly Shuli Reich
128
Kenneth Wallston
151
Medical decisionmaking
159
as Carroll George Davey Smith
171
Willem Kop David Krantz
183
Psychological assessment
193
Cognitive behaviour therapy
200
Counselling
206
Group therapy
213
Health status assessment
220
Neuropsychological assessment
227
Pain management
234
Psychodynamic psychotherapy
241
Relaxation training
248
Selfmanagement
255
Stress management
262
Healthcare practice
269
Philip Ley
281
Rudolph Moos Jeanne Schaefer
288
Ray Fitzpatrick
301
Valerie Sutherland
307
Recall by patients
315
Teaching communication skills
322
Training educators
328
Medical topics
337
Chronic fatigue syndrome
408
Complementary medicine
414
impact Paul Bennett Douglas Carroll
419
Deafness and hearing loss Laurence McKenna
426
Diabetes mellitus Clare Bradley
432
Digestive tract cancer Ruth Allen
438
acquired Elaine Funnell
445
Encopresis Hilton Davis
452
EpsteinBarr virus infection Rona MossMorris 460
463
ix
477
Genetic counselling Maurice Bloch
480
Haemophilia Ivana Markova
487
Hodgkins disease and NonHodgkins Jennifer Devlen
494
Hypertension Derek Johnston
500
Hysterectomy Myra Hunter
506
Infertility Sheryle Gallant Annette Stanton
512
Lactose and food intolerance Mary Banks Gregerson
519
Low back pain Sven Svebak
525
Meningitis
532
Munchausens syndrome
540
Pelvic pain
547
Postpartum depression
556
Premature babies
565
Rape and sexual assault
571
Road traffic accidents
579
Sickle cell disease
586
Sterilization and vasectomy
593
Stuttering
601
Torticollis
611
Volatile substance abuse
617
Author index
623
Subject index
655
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Andrew Baum, PhD is affiliated with UPCI-Behavioral Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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