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Health Psychology: A Cultural Approach (PSY 255 Health Psychology)

 
 
 
 
Health Psychology: A Cultural Approach (PSY 255 Health Psychology)
Author: Regan A.R. Gurung
ISBN 13: 9780495600794
ISBN 10: 495600792
Edition: 2
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2009-02-04
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 544
List Price: $257.95
 
 

Rather than limiting his discussion of culture to race and ethnicity, Gurung (human development and psychology, U. of Wisconsin, Green Bay) considers all the cultural forces that impact the mind/ body in health, illness, and treatment—whether Western mainstream or alternative, or indigenous. Coming from a bicultural background himself, he examines variations in health beliefs, behaviors, stressors, responses to disease prevention campaigns (e.g, for HIV/AIDS), styles for coping with stress, pain, chronic and terminal illness, and communicating with health practitioners. Chapters list Web sources. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR