Health Psychology

Published In: Health Psychology / Howard S. Friedman and M. Robin Dimatteo (Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1991), 453 p

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1991

by Howard S. Friedman, M. Robin DiMatteo

Viewing health psychology as the application of psychological theories, concepts, and methods to health, Friedman (psychology, U. of California, Riverside) presents the new edition of an introductory text to health psychology that focuses on the subject as a socio- behavioral science rather than as a branch of medicine. Attempting a conceptual integration of theories, concepts, and research findings, the text looks at psychological contributors and treatments of illness; health promotion, disease prevention, and the health care system; and the role of society in promoting health.

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