Hamilton-West, K.E. (2011) Psychobiological Processes in Health and Illness. Sage Publications Ltd., 256 pp. ISBN 9781847872432.
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Psychobiological Processes in Health and Illness is an accessible and engaging introduction to the interrelationships between mind and body across a broad range of topics including infectious illness, autoimmunity, cancer and pain. Taking a biopsychosocial approach, it brings together research from a number of disciplines including health psychology, psychoneuroimmunology and behavioural genetics. Students are encouraged to consider how advances in psychobiological research can help us to uncover the true complexity of links between psychological, biological and social processes with respect to implications for health and how such advances can inform the development of interventions and treatment approaches. The textbook presents established theoretical models relevant to psychobiological processes in health and illness, as well as recent developments in systems, technologies and intervention methods. Key terms are defined throughout in order to provide a truly accessible introduction to this fascinating field. This book will be an essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in health psychology, nursing, medicine and related disciplines.
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology|
|Depositing User:||Kate Hamilton-West|
|Date Deposited:||19 Apr 2011 12:39|
|Last Modified:||11 Nov 2011 11:36|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27679 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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