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About the Author Contents 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 - Health-Promoting Behaviors CHAPTER 5 - Health-Compromising Behaviors PART THREE - STRESS AND COPING CHAPTER 6 - Stress CHAPTER 7 - Coping, Resilience, and Social Support PART FOUR - SEEKING AND USING HEALTH CARE SERVICES CHAPTER 8 - Using Health Services CHAPTER 9 - Patients, Providers, and Treatments 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. 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.

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