Health Psychology: An Introduction to Behavior and Health

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Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1988 - Attitude to Health - 434 pages

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It is a decent book, but too simplified for my taste. If I teach this class again I would select a different book (I inherited this book from the previous person who was teaching this class). This ... Read full review

Contents

pain management I55 risk factors in cardiovascular
9
observational learning
27
suggested readings
41
the cardiovascular system
54
part
77
good patients versus bad patients
78
how frequent is noncompliance?
90
the meaning of stress II2 the meaning of pain
112
quitting smoking
266
suggested readings 2 72
272
drinking today
278
why do people drink?
285
the Sobell studies fact or fraud?
302
factors in weight maintenance
308
is obesity unhealthy?
317
drastic means of losing weight
320

the measurement of stress
118
methods of measurement ll8 evoked potentials
153
helping children prepare for chapter summary
167
the American lifestyle I74 risk factors in cancer 199
177
other types of pollution
230
chapter summary
244
personal control and who smokes and who does not? 250 demographic trends in smoking
250
the ups and downs of personal why do people smoke?
257
the social learning model
260
bulimia
329
glossary
335
physiological effects of exercise
342
how much is too much 7
349
does exercise improve health?
355
conclusion
361
future challenges
367
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