Health Psychology: An Introduction to Behavior and Health,
10th Edition

Linda Brannon, Jess Feist, Jess Feist

ISBN-13: 9780357375006 | ISBN-10: 0357375009

Copyright 2022

| Published 2021

| 552 pages

List Price USD $125.95


Drawing from the latest research and developments from the field, Brannon/Updegraff/Feist's HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH, 10e, delivers balanced coverage of the cognitive, behavioral and biological approaches to health psychology. Extremely student friendly and popular with majors and nonmajors alike, this market leader features an engaging writing style, a variety of learning tools and a wealth of visuals. Diversity in health psychology is emphasized throughout. New coverage includes the COVID-19 pandemic, the dangers of e-cigarettes, the Type D personality as a risk for heart disease, the brain disease model of alcoholism, the impact of exercise on sleep and more. "Real World Profiles" illustrate chapter concepts in the context of the lives of actual people, and an author-curated list of online multimedia links provides trusted resources for exploring on your own.

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Meet the Authors

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Linda Brannon is a professor in the department of psychology at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where she has been teaching since receiving her doctorate. After becoming interested in the emerging field of health psychology, Dr. Brannon and the late Dr. Jess Feist co-authored the first edition of this text in the 1980s. They enjoyed expanding and developing the text along with the field for more than two decades. In addition to her work in health psychology, Dr. Brannon is the author of a text on gender and co-author of an introductory psychology text. She received her Ph.D. in human experimental psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Late, McNeese State University

Late, McNeese State University

  • An updated, author-curated list of online multimedia links gives students opportunities to broaden and deepen class coverage of the material by further exploring the topics that interest them most.
  • Thoroughly updated, the 10th edition combines coverage of classic and emerging areas of health psychology with accurate yet accessible discussions of the major concepts and findings in the field. It covers the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, provides updates on the dangers of e-cigarettes (Chapter 12), adds subsections on the Type D personality as a risk for heart disease (Chapter 9), explains the brain disease model of alcoholism (Chapter 13) and discusses how exercise improves sleep (Chapter 15).
  • "Real World Profiles" in each chapter introduce people whose lives illustrate the relevance of principles and findings discussed in the text -- helping students view concepts and principles in real-life context and consider how they apply to their own everyday lives.
  • New "Apply What You've Learned" activities appear at the end of each major section, providing both students and instructors with activities that put chapter concepts into practice and reinforce the learning objectives.
  • The text has been revised throughout to further enhance the engaging writing style that helps to maintain students' interest.
  • Clear "Learning Objectives" open each major section, helping students focus on the key ideas they will encounter.
  • An extensive range of pedagogical features -- including learning objectives, self-checks, feature boxes, Real World Profiles, study aids, applications, hands-on exercises and activities -- are designed to appeal to students, help them fully understand health psychology and make the text more interactive and interesting.
  • Numerous feature boxes offer insightful discussions of interesting contemporary topics such as controversy about vaccination, health risks of watching televised sports, chocolate's impact on heart disease, benefits of a cognitively challenging job and how sleep can affect weight.
  • Coverage of physiology and biology is integrated throughout the text rather than placed in a separate chapter. This approach makes it easier for students who lack a biology or science background to understand and appreciate how these subjects relate to health psychology.
  • The text's emphasis on diversity in health psychology includes coverage of international health research; the impact of issues such as ethnicity, age, gender and sexual minority status on health and research; and exploration of the increasing variety in approaches to health care.
  • "Real World Profiles" engage student interest and show how course topics and chapter concepts are relevant to situations students encounter in their everyday lives.
  • Placing chapter concepts in a personal context, a health quiz enables students to test their health knowledge as it relates to their own lives.
  • A popular "Q&A" feature at the end of each chapter provides answers to organizing questions posed in the chapter opener, enabling students to revisit and reinforce what they have learned. A media resource section lists references and web links that students can use to expand their knowledge of important health psychology topics.

Table of Contents

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1. Introducing Health Psychology.
2. Conducting Health Research.
3. Seeking and Receiving Health Care.
4. Adhering to Healthy Behavior.
5. Defining, Measuring, and Managing Stress.
6. Understanding Stress, Immunity, and Disease.
7. Understanding and Managing Pain.
8. Considering Alternative Approaches.
9. Behavioral Factors in Cardiovascular Disease.
10. Behavioral Factors in Cancer.
11. Living With Chronic Illness.
12. Smoking Tobacco.
13. Using Alcohol and Other Drugs.
14. Eating and Weight.
15. Exercising.
16. Future Challenges.

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Health Psychology

  • ISBN-10: 0357375009
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