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- Part One: History and Methods: 1. The History and Background of Health Psychology / Howard S. Friedman and Nancy E. Adler -- 2. Measurement in Health Psychology Research / Timothy W. Smith -- 3. Designing and Implementing Interventions to Promote Health and Prevent Illness / J. Lee Westmaas, Virginia Gil-Rivas and Roxane. C. Silver -- Part Two: Core Concepts of the Biopsychosocial Approach to Health: 4. The Brain, Homeostasis, and Health: Balancing Demands of the Internal and External / Milieu John T. Cacioppo and Gary G. Berntson -- 5. Psychoneuroimmunology / Margaret E. Kemeny -- 6. Stress, Coping and Health Charles / S. Carver -- 7. Social Support / Shelley E. Taylor -- 8. Personality, Disease, and Self-healing / Howard S. Friedman -- Part Three: Applications to Health Promotion and Effective Treatment -- 9. Adjustment to Chronic Disease: Progress and Promise in Research / Annette L. Stanton & Tracey A. Revenson -- 10. Aging and Health / Karen Rook, Susan Turk Charles and Jutta Heckhausen -- 11. Expressive Writing, Emotional Upheavals, and Health / James W. Pennebaker & Cindy K. Chung -- 12. Reactions to the Death of a Loved One: Beyond the Myths of Coping with Loss / Camille Wortman & Kathrin Boerner -- 13. Physician-Patient Communication / Judith A. Hall and Debra L. Roter -- 14. Uncertainty, Variability and Resource Allocation in the Health Care Decision Process / Robert M. Kaplan.
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