Health Psychology: An Introduction to Behavior and Health

Health Psychology: An Introduction to Behavior and Health

Health Psychology: An Introduction to Behavior and Health

For over 20 years, Brannon and Feist’s HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH has remained a leader in the field of health psychology for its scholarship, strong and current research base, and balanced coverage of the cognitive, behavioral, and biological approaches to health psychology. Accessible and appealing to a wide-ranging student audience–including non-majors–this reader-friendly text has enjoyed enduring success. Instructors and students alike will appreciate the concise writing style and visual program in this classic approach to the teaching and learning of health psychology. Now extensively updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, the new Seventh Edition features a stronger emphasis on diversity, additional information on complementary and alternative medicine, coverage of the latest research and cutting-edge technology, and new real-world examples selected for their interest and relevance to today’s students.

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  1. JC Angelcraft "Joe" said,

    Wrote on August 13, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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    “Not just for Psychology Students” ~JC Angelcraft, February 12, 2007
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    JC Angelcraft “Joe” (Orange County, Mazatlan, Durango, Guadalajara) –

    Linda Brannon’s book “Health Psychology” is a well-written exegetical analysis and framework for understanding behavior and health. For those who are not serious students of psychology, I would recommend this book for anyone wishing to learn more about dealing with and understanding their own personal issues concerning “stress,” “pain,” and or methods of “coping.” This book provides valuable tips on management of these areas and elucidates well on the symbiotic relationship between behavior and health.

    For students of medicine and or psychology, Brannon’s book covers such important areas as why people adhere or not adhere to medical advice, the use, and practical applications of placebos, and the behavioral factors in cancer.

    Hidden in this text, are the reasons for why dieters succeed or fail in their quest to lose weight and strategies that can be deployed for personal empowerment over eating disorders. Its principles are solid and its information will be relevant for many years to come.

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  2. Renzo A. Meza said,

    Wrote on August 13, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Health Psyc Book!, October 6, 2011
    By 
    Renzo A. Meza
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    This review is from: Health Psychology: An Introduction to Behavior and Health (Hardcover)

    This book is very informative which is great, but what I like more is that it’s an easy read, short chapter, gives example of how certain concepts are used, uses quite a few graphs (which for me is helpful) and more. I definitely recommend it for those like me who have in interest in both psychology and the health field.

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  3. Jim said,

    Wrote on August 13, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    Great used deal, highlighter disaster, August 19, 2011
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    Jim

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    This 6th Ed. can be used in place of the 7th Ed. for college courses!! The only changes I found were the silly add-ins that publishers love to cram into text books. Chapter text was word-for-word in almost every case.

    I got a great deal on this book and saved a lot compared to local bookstore prices or other online vendors. Binding was in great condition, only problem was the extensive highlighting from the previous owner(s). The first few chapters had more highlighted than not (who does that?) which was a bit distracting. Given the price, I’m not complaining in the slightest. I would recommend this seller in the future.

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