Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illness

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Jerry Suls, Kenneth A. Wallston
Wiley, Aug 22, 2003 - Psychology - 608 pages
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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.

  • Includes state-of-the-art descriptions of new findings and theories concerning social aspects of physical health and illness.
  • Discusses virtually all of the major topics studied in the contemporary field of social-health psychology.
  • Contains chapters written by leading figures in the field that discuss their own research within the context of classic efforts.

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Jerry Suls is Professor of Psychology at the University of Iowa. He has published more than 130 articles and chapters on social psychology and health psychology and is the author or editor of numerous books, including Psychological Perspectives on Self and Identity (edited with Abraham Tesser and Richard B. Felson, 2000) and Handbook of Social Comparison (edited with Ladd Wheeler, 2000). Kenneth A. Wallston is Professor of Psychology in Nursing at Vanderbilt University. He has published extensively on perceived control and health as well as on adaptation to rheumatoid arthritis. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and has been the editor of the newsletter The Health Psychologist since 1993.

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