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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.

COURSE USE: Undergraduate and masters students in health psychology, nursing, applied medicine and related disciplines

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 timeDr Lis Cordingley
Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, School of Medicine, University of Manchester

An engaging and well written health psychology textbook with a strong psychobiological focusDr Daryl O'Connor
University of Leeds

Chapter 1: The Mind-Body Connection