About the AuthorContentsPrefacePART ONE - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PSYCHOLOGYCHAPTER 1 - What Is Health Psychology?CHAPTER 2 - The Systems of the BodyPART TWO - HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND PRIMARY PREVENTIONCHAPTER 3 - Health BehaviorsCHAPTER 4 - Health-Promoting BehaviorsCHAPTER 5 - Health-Compromising BehaviorsPART THREE - STRESS AND COPINGCHAPTER 6 - StressCHAPTER 7 - Coping, Resilience, and Social SupportPART FOUR - SEEKING AND USING HEALTH CARE SERVICESCHAPTER 8 - Using Health ServicesCHAPTER 9 - Patients, Providers, and TreatmentsCHAPTER 10 - The Management of Pain and DiscomfortPART FIVE - MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC AND TERMINAL ILLNESSCHAPTER 11 - Management of Chronic IllnessCHAPTER 12 - Psychological Issues in Advancing and Terminal IllnessCHAPTER 13 - Heart Disease, Hypertension, Stroke, and Type II DiabetesCHAPTER 14 - Psychoneuroimmunology and Immune-Related Disorders PART SIX - TOWARD THE FUTURECHAPTER 15 - Health Psychology: Challenges for the FutureGlossaryReferencesCreditsName IndexSubject Index
Shelley E. Taylor is professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Yale University. Her research interests are in health psychology, especially the factors that promote long-term psychological adjustment, and in social cognition. In the former capacity, she is the co-director of the Health Psychology program at UCLA. Professor Taylor is the recipient of a number of awards-most notably, the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Contribution to Psychology Award, a 10-year Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, and an Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award in Health Psychology. She is the author of more than 200 publications in journals and books and is the author of Social Cognition and Positive Illusions.