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Handbook of Health Psychology

1st Edition

Edited by Tracey A. Revenson, Regan A. R. Gurung

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540 pages

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This rich resource provides a thorough overview of current knowledge and new directions in the study of the biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors that affect health, health behavior, and illness. Chapters review the latest theories and research with an emphasis on how research is translated into behavioral medicine interventions. Featuring contributions from top researchers and rising stars in the field, authors provide a theoretical foundation; evaluate the empirical evidence; and make suggestions for future research, clinical practice, and policy.

The handbook reflects the latest approaches to health psychology today, including:

  • Emphasis throughout on the socio-cultural aspects of health, including socioeconomic status, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age/developmental stage 
  • A new section on emerging areas in health psychology, including behavioral genomics, military veterans' health, and digital health 
  • Coverage of prevention, interventions, and treatment in the applications section 
  • An expansion of the biopsychosocial model across several levels of analysis, including cultural, macro-social, and cellular factors
  • Sustained emphasis on translating research into practice and policy

The handbook considers the intersections of concepts (behavior change), populations (women's and sexual minority health), cultural groups (African American, Asian American, and Latino), risk and protective factors (obesity, coping), and diseases (cancer, diabetes, HIV), making it essential reading for scholars of health psychology, public health, epidemiology, and nursing. Novices to the field appreciate the accessibly written chapters, while seasoned professionals appreciate the book's deep, cutting-edge coverage.

 

Reviews

"The new edition of the Handbook of Health Psychology by Revenson and Gurung is simply outstanding. Across 40 chapters written by leading experts on many different aspects of health and illness, this remarkable volume provides a very thorough and informative overview of the current state of the science of health psychology."

Kenneth E. Freedland, Washington University School of Medicine, USA

"This volume is a tour de force which achieves breadth and depth. It shows the reach of the field of Health Psychology from biological processes to social determinants, and provides both historical grounding and future vision. It will serve as an important resource to the field."

Nancy E. Adler, University of California, USA

"This comprehensive, forward-thinking handbook will be a great asset to the multidisciplinary audience of students learning about health psychology. The chapters focused on specific groups of individuals will be particularly valuable to the next generation of professionals who work in the area."

David B. Sarwer, Associate Dean for Research & Director of Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, USA

Table of Contents

Part I: The Foundations of Health Psychology

1.Health Psychology Rising: The Current Status and Future Directions of Health Psychology Tracey A. Revenson and Regan A. R. Gurung

2.Major Research Designs in Health Psychology Krista W. Ranby

3.Measurement in Health Psychology Research Aleksandra Luszczynska, Magdalena Kruk, and Monika Boberska

4.Designing and Evaluating Health Psychology InterventionsTravis I. Lovejoy and Drew Fowler

5.Biological Processes of HealthTheodore F. Robles, Evelyn Mercado, Peter Nooteboom, Jonah Price, and Chelsea Romney

6.Theories and Interventions in Health Behavior ChangeSusan Michie, Marta M. Marques, Emma Norris, and Marie Johnston

Part II: Health Behaviors and Risk Factors

7.Weight Loss, Obesity, and Health Deanna M. Halliday, Anna E. Epperson, and Anna V. Song

8.Physical Activity and Health Rick A. LaCaille and Stephanie A. Hooker

9.Nicotine and Tobacco UseRobin Mermelstein and Kristin Brikmanis

10.Alcohol Use and HealthJoel Erblich

11.Adherence to TreatmentRobert Horne, Amy Chan, and Vari Wileman

12.Shared Decision Making in HealthcareMichael A. Diefenbach and Sara Fleszar

Part III: Psychological Determinants of Health

13.Adjustment to Chronic Illness Michael A. Hoyt and Annette L. Stanton

14.Personality and Health Timothy W. Smith and Kimberly A. Parkhurst

15.Stress and Health Tara Gruenewald and Diana Wang

16.Coping Carolyn Carolyn M. Aldwin, Hyunyup Lee, Soyoung Choun, and Sungrok Kang

17.Religion, Spirituality, and Health Crystal L. Park and Lauren M. Carney

18.Illness Cognitions and Beliefs Elizabeth Broadbent

19.Aging and Health Charles F. Emery, Jacob D. Landers, and Jocelyn D. Shoemake

Part IV: Social Determinants of Health

20.Social Support, Family Processes, and Health Nina Knoll, Urte Scholz, and Beate Ditzen

21.Socioeconomic Status and Health John Ruiz, Patrick Steffen, Caroline Y. Doyle, Melissa A. Flores, and Sarah N. Price

22.Gender and Health Lisa Rosenthal and Benjamin Gronich

23.Sexual Minority Health David M. Frost and Marc E. D. Svensson

24.African American Health Chris Edwards, John Sollers III, Janice Collins-McNeil, Jessica Miller, Brianna Jones, Camela S. Barker, Lisa Pratt, Dana Jones, Goldie Byrd, Kenyon Railey, and Keith Whitfield

25.Latino Health Ana F. Abraído-Lanza, Sonia Mendoza, and Adria N. Armbrister

26.Asian American HealthSonia Suchday, Natasha Grujicic, and Zsuzsanna Monika Feher

Part V: Psychological Issues in Specific Conditions

27.Chronic Pain Melissa A. Day

28.Cardiovascular Disease George D. Bishop

29.Cancer Annette L. Stanton, Timothy J. Williamson, and Lauren N. Harris

30.HIV/AIDS Sarit A. Golub and Rachel A. Fikslin

31.Diabetes Vicki S. Helgeson, Jeanean B. Naqvi, Meredith Van Vleet, and Melissa Zajdel

32.Arthritis and Musculoskeletal DiseaseAnita DeLongis, Drake Levere, and Ellen Stephenson

33.Pregnancy Brittain L. Mahaffey and Marci Lobel

Part VI: Emerging Areas in Health Psychology

34.Health Neuroscience Peggy M. Zoccola, Alex Woody, and Andrew M. Bryant

35.Genomics and Behavior Change Jennifer L. Hay, Jennifer M. Bowers, and Jada G. Hamilton

36.Sleep and Health Eric S. Zhou, Jessie P. Bakker, and Dayna A. Johnson

37.Sexual Health Sara I. McClelland

38.Military Veterans Health Ranak Trivedi and Alaina Mori

39.Mindfulness and Health Jean L. Kristeller

40.Digital Health Psychology Lucy Yardley, Katherine Bradbury, Tom Nadarzynski, and Cheryl Hunter

About the Editors

Tracey A. Revenson is Professor of Psychology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA.

Regan A. R. Gurung is the Ben J. & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY003000
PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology