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Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions, and Relationships, 5th edition

  • Keith J Karren
  • Lee Smith
  • Kathryn J. Gordon
  • Kathryn J. Frandsen

Published by Pearson (June 18th 2013) - Copyright © 2014

5th edition

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Overview

In Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions and Relationships, Fifth Edition, readers get the latest scientific findings regarding the relationship between the mind and body and how attitudes and emotions directly affect physical health and well-being. Unique in the field for its coverage of the subject from the perspective of health as it pertains to psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, relationships, faith, personality types, and other issues pertaining to consciousness, the book includes up-to-date, cutting-edge research demonstrating the link between the mind and body. Currently the only book of its kind, it is a popular choice by students and instructors alike for courses such as Personal Health, Holistic Health or Mind/Body Health, or even as a Sr. Capstone course.

Table of contents

I. THE MIND BODY CONNECTION
1.  Psychoneuroimmunology: The Connection between the Mind and the Body
2.  The Impact of Stress on Health

II. ATTITUDES, PERCEPTION, AND HEALTH
3.  Disease-Prone Personality
4.  The Disease-Resistant Personality
5.  Explanatory Style and Health
6.  Locus of Control, Self-Esteem, and Health

III. EMOTIONS AND HEALTH
7.   Anger, Hostility and Health
8.   Worry, Anxiety, Fear, and Health
9.   Depression, Despair, and Health
10. Grief, Bereavement, and Health

IV: RELATIONSHIPS, SOCIAL SUPPORT, AND HEALTH
11. Social Support, Relationships, and Health
12. Loneliness and Health
13. Marriage and Health
14. Families and Health

V. SPIRITUALITY AND HEALTH
15. Healing Power of Spirituality, Faith and Religion
16. Healing Power of Altruism
17. Healing Power of Humor and Laughter

VI. THE INTERVENTIONS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE
18. Insomnia and Sleep Deprivation: Health Effects and Treatment
19. The Importance of Nutrition to Mind and Body Health
20. Behavioral Medicine Treatment: The Effects of Mind-Body Interventions on Health Outcomes
21. Creating Wellness: Implementing Principles of Resilience

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