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Editors: Ryan E. Murphy
Book Description:
Health psychology is concerned with understanding how biology, behavior, and social context influence health and illness. Recent advances in psychological, medical, and physiological research have led to a new way of thinking about health and illness. This book presents topical research gathered from across the globe in the study of health psychology, including leisure and depression in midlife; the benefits of humor on health and pain; hypnosis for the treatment of chronic pain; benefit finding relating to better emotional health in heart patients; blaming parents for their children's weight issues.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

For the Health of It: A Brief Version of the Situational Humor Response Questionnaire (Martin & Lefcourt, 1984;pp. 1-36
(Dave Korotkov, Ian Fraser, Mihailo Perunovic, Marvin Claybourn, Department of Psychology, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada)

Developments in Cultural Competency Research;pp. 37-58
(Georgia Michalopoulou, Pamela Falzarano, Cynthia Arfken, David Rosenberg, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Detroit, Michigan)

The Dynamics of Pain and Affect: Toward a Salient Phenotype for Chronic Pain;pp. 59-78
(Patrick H. Finan, Howard Tennen, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, and others)

Hypnosis as an Adjunct to Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Intervention for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia;pp. 79-98
(Antoni Castel, Rosalía Cascón, Maria Rull, Pain Clinic, Hospital Universitari de Tarragona Joan XXIII, Spain, and others)

Can Technology Improve the Treatment of Chronic Insomnia? A Review of Best Practices;pp. 99-111
(Norah Vincent, Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Benefit Finding Predicts Improved Emotional Health Following Cardiac Rehabilitation;pp. 113-125
(Bruce W. Smith, Paulette J. Christopher, Laura E. Bouldin, Erin M. Tooley, Jennifer F. Bernard, J. Alexis Ortiz, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Negotiating Blame as a Fat Child’s Parent: A Case Study;pp. 127-135
(Riina Kokkonen, Department of Psychology, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland)

Trust in Health Care: Conceptual Issues and Empirical Research;pp. 137-144
(Rocio Garcia-Retamero, Yasmina Okan, Universidad de Granada, Spain, and others)

Improving the Public Health Impact of Internet-Delivered Interventions;pp. 145-153
(Rik Crutzen, Maastricht University/CAPHRI, the Netherlands)

Leisure and Depression in Midlife: A Taiwanese National Survey of Middle-aged Adults;pp. 155-166
(Luo Lu, Department of Business Administration, National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Index

   Series:
      Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
      Public Health in the 21st Century
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10, 175 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-981-1
   Status: AV
  
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FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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