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PREFACE PART ONE - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY CHAPTER 1 - What Is Health Psychology? CHAPTER 2 - The Systems of the Body PART TWO - HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND PRIMARY PREVENTION CHAPTER 3 - Health Behaviors CHAPTER 4 - Specific Health-Related Behaviors CHAPTER 5 - Health-Compromising Behaviors: Alcoholism and Smoking PART THREE - STRESS AND COPING CHAPTER 6 - Stress CHAPTER 7 - Moderators of the Stress Experience PART FOUR - THE PATIENT IN THE TREATMENT SETTING CHAPTER 8 - Using Health Services CHAPTER 9 - Patient-Provider Relations CHAPTER 10 - The Management of Pain and Discomfort PART FIVE - MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC AND TERMINAL ILLNESS CHAPTER 11 - Management of Chronic Illness CHAPTER 12 - Psychological Issues in Advancing and Terminal Illness CHAPTER 13 - Heart Disease, Hypertension, Stroke, and Type II Diabetes CHAPTER 14 - Psychoneuroimmunology and Immune-Related Disorders PART SIX - TOWARD THE FUTURE CHAPTER 15 - Health Psychology: Challenges for the Future GLOSSARY REFERENCES CREDITS NAME INDEX SUBJECT INDEX

About the Author

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. After a visiting professorship at Yale and assistant and associate professorships at Harvard University, she joined the faculty of UCLA in 1979. 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 codirector 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 also the author of Social Cognition, Positive Illusions, and The Tending Instinct.

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