For over 20 years, Brannon and Feist's HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH has remained the mainstay in the field of health psychology for its scholarship, strong and current research base, and balanced coverage of the cognitive, behavioral, and biological approaches to health psychology. The text's accessibility for a wide-ranging student audience has been a main ingredient of this book's success. Instructors and students alike will appreciate the concise writing style, ample pedagogy, and visual program in this classic approach to the teaching and learning of health psychology.
This text covers a variety of subjects in the field of health psychology, such as stress, pain, coping, behavior and chronic disease, and preventing injuries and disease through behavioral modification. Each chapter begins with the basic questions the material will try to address and a case study that applies to these issues, and ends with summarized answers, a glossary, and suggested readings. Brannon and Feist, both of McNeese State University, address a number of controversial subjects, and encourage their readers to view the research critically. Scattered throughout the material are tips about how to check your health risks and how to become healthier, making this book both an academic text as well as a practical guide to health. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)