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Psychobiological Processes in Health and Illness

by Kate Hamilton-West SAGE Publications Ltd
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Psychobiological Processes in Health and Illness is an accessible and engaging introduction to the interrelationships between mind and body across a broad range of topics including infectious illness, autoimmunity, cancer and pain. Taking a biopsychosocial approach, it brings together research from a number of disciplines in health psychology, biology and the medical sciences. Students are encouraged to consider how advances in psychobiological research can help us to uncover the true complexity of links between psychological, biological and social processes with respect to implications for health and how such advances can inform the development of interventions and treatment approaches. The textbook presents established theoretical models relevant to psychobiological processes in health and illness, as well as recent developments in systems, technologies and intervention methods. Key terms are defined throughout in order to provide a truly accessible introduction to this fascinating field.

The Mind-Body Connection The Link between Stress and Illness Positive Processes in Health and Illness A Healthy Disposition Psychobiological Processes in Pain At Risk Populations Psychobiological Interventions Methodological Issues in Psychobiological Research Future Directions in Psychobiological Research

A fantastic contribution to health psychology. My PhD students and medical students are instructed to read it (not often I recommend books these days). It feels like the field has been waiting for this for a long time Dr Lis CordingleySenior Lecturer in Health Psychology, School of Medicine, University of Manchester An engaging and well written health psychology textbook with a strong psychobiological focus Dr Daryl O'ConnorUniversity of Leeds
Dr Kate Hamilton-West is a Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Kent