Psychobiological Processes in Health and Illness

Hamilton-West, K.E. (2011) Psychobiological Processes in Health and Illness. Sage Publications Ltd., 256 pp. ISBN 9781847872432. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Kate Hamilton-West
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2011 12:39
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 08:53
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27679 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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