The Psychology of Health and Health Care: A Canadian Perspective, 5th edition

  • Gary Poole
  • Deborah Hunt Matheson
  • David N. Cox

The Psychology of Health and Health Care: A Canadian Perspective, (Subscription)

ISBN-13:  9780133833829


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Psychology of Health and Health Care focuses on understanding how biological (e.g., heredity, physiological systems), psychological (e.g., emotions, cognitions, beliefs, personality) and social (e.g., family, community) factors interact to affect health and disease. The main goals of the course are to develop a thorough understanding of the biopsychosocial approach to health, to gain knowledge of the different theories, research, and clinical interventions that relate to health psychology, and the role of psychology in preventing illness, promoting wellness and shaping health care policy. 

Table of contents

Chapter 1   The Development of the Field

Chapter 2   Stress and Coping

Chapter 3   Psychoneuroimmunology

Chapter 4   Health Communication

Chapter 5   Health and Physical Activity

Chapter 6   Health-Compromising Behaviours

Chapter 7   Chronic and Life-Threatening Illnesses

Chapter 8   Pain

Chapter 9   The World of Health Care: Places, Procedures, and People

Chapter 10   From one to many: Health on a Large Scale

Chapter 11   Health Promotion

Focused Modules (for the PCL)


Published by Pearson Canada (March 3rd 2015) - Copyright © 2016