Applications in Health Psychology

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Marie Johnston, Theresa Marteau
Transaction Publishers - Psychology - 155 pages
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CIP cites the title as Health psychology, research and reviews. Eleven review and research papers address the psychological dimensions of high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary artery bypass surgery, psychogenic pain, among other topics. Acidic paper. No index. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Perceived Control and Health
A StateoftheArt Review and Directions for Future Research
The Behavioral Control of High Blood Pressure
Explanatory Style and Health
Research Papers
The Example of Fetal Echocardiography
ScaleDevelopment and Staff vs Patient Comparisons
The Role of Cognition and Coping in Health Behavior Outcomes of Asthmatic Patients
Acute Neuropsychological Consequences of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
A Psychological Investigation of Women with Pelvic Pain
Implications for Intervention

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Page 1 - Health psychology is the aggregate of the specific educational, scientific, and professional contributions of the discipline of psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health, the prevention and treatment of illness, the identification of etiologic and diagnostic correlates of health, illness and related dysfunction, and the analysis and improvement of the health care system and health policy formation.
Page 154 - Natural cytotoxicity and interferon production in human cancer: deficient natural killer activity and normal interferon production in patients with advanced disease, J Immunol 127(5):1817-1822, 1981.
Page 154 - W. (1980). Tumor-related changes in natural killer cell activity in melanoma patients: Influence of stage of disease, tumor thickness, and age of patients. International Journal of Cancer, 25, 187-194.
Page 154 - R. (1981). Definitive evidence that natural killer (NK) cells inhibit experimental tumor metastasis in vivo.
Page 5 - Thompson (1981) defines control as the belief that one has at one's disposal a response that can influence the aversiveness of an event.

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