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PART ONE - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY 1 - What Is Health Psychology?2 - The Systems of the BodyPART TWO - HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND PRIMARY PREVENTION3 - Health Behaviors4 - Health-Promoting Behaviors5 - Health-Compromising BehaviorsPART THREE - STRESS AND COPING 6 - Stress7 - Coping, Resilience, and Social SupportPART FOUR - SEEKING AND USING HEALTH CARE SERVICES 8 - Using Health Services9 - Patients, Providers, and Treatments10 - The Management of Pain and DiscomfortPART FIVE - MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC AND TERMINAL ILLNESS 11 - Management of Chronic Illness12 - Psychological Issues in Advancing and Terminal Illness13 - Heart Disease, Hypertension, Stroke, and Type II Diabetes14 - Psychoneuroimmunology and Immune-Related Disorders PART SIX - TOWARD THE FUTURE15 - Health Psychology: Challenges for the Future

About the Author

Shelley 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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