Mind/Body Health

Series
Benjamin Cummin
Author
Keith J. Karren / Lee Smith / Kathryn J. Gordon / Kathryn J. Frandsen  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
608
Pub.-date
June 2013
ISBN13
9780321883452
ISBN
0321883454
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Description

Detailing the latest scientific findings regarding the relationship between the mind and body, this text discusses how attitudes and emotions directly affect physical health and well-being.

 

Mind/Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions and Relationships is unique in the health market for its coverage of the subject from the perspective of health as it pertains to psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, relationships, faith, personality types, and other issues pertaining to consciousness. This book occupies a specialized niche and has earned a very loyal user base. Mind/Body Health is currently the only book of its kind, and can be used in a variety of courses such as: Personal Health, Holistic Health or Mind/Body Health, or even as a Sr. Capstone course.

Features

  • Up-to-date, cutting-edge research demonstrates the link between the mind and body.
  • The relationship between a positive attitude and the healing and prevention of health problems is illustrated throughout.
  • The authors demonstrate how the body responds to our attitude and self-esteem and explains the scientifically proven changes in heart rate, hormones, and body chemistry that accompany various attitudes and emotions.
  • Readers are provided with a knowledge of and appreciation for their own mind/body health behavior. Chapter objectives appear at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Critical Thinking questions are included in each chapter.
  • Chapter specific Web resources are cited.
  • Explanatory Style and The Healing Power of Optimism are condensed into one concise chapter.
  • Updated references included in each chapter feature the most current research in the field.

New to this Edition

  • The text has been updated throughout to include the most current research and information.
  • Special boxes highlight practical applications of information presented in the text.
  • The text’s reorganization allows for a better flow of information. By combining two chapters from the previous edition, Chapters 16, The Healing Power of Optimism and Chapter 17,  Explanatory Style and Health, to create a new Chapter 5, Explanatory Style and Health, the authors have eliminated redundancy and created space for new feature boxes, tables, and figures.
  • Included are end of chapter summaries and web links sections providing both scholarly references and possible audio or video resources, plus new and updated references.
  • End notes have been moved to the end of the text, allowing more space for new assets within the chapters.

Table of Contents

I. THE MIND BODY CONNECTION
1.  Psychoneuroimmunology: The Connection between the Mind and the Body
2.  The Impact of Stress on Health

II. ATTITUDES, PERCEPTION, AND HEALTH
3.  Disease-Prone Personality
4.  The Disease-Resistant Personality
5.  Explanatory Style and Health
6.  Locus of Control, Self-Esteem, and Health

III. EMOTIONS AND HEALTH
7.   Anger, Hostility and Health
8.   Worry, Anxiety, Fear, and Health
9.   Depression, Despair, and Health
10. Grief, Bereavement, and Health

IV: RELATIONSHIPS, SOCIAL SUPPORT, AND HEALTH
11. Social Support, Relationships, and Health
12. Loneliness and Health
13. Marriage and Health
14. Families and Health

V. SPIRITUALITY AND HEALTH
15. Healing Power of Spirituality, Faith and Religion
16. Healing Power of Altruism
17. Healing Power of Humor and Laughter

VI. THE INTERVENTIONS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE
18. Insomnia and Sleep Deprivation: Health Effects and Treatment
19. The Importance of Nutrition to Mind and Body Health
20. Behavioral Medicine Treatment: The Effects of Mind-Body Interventions on Health Outcomes
21. Creating Wellness: Implementing Principles of Resilience

Author

Keith J Karren, PhD has taught, researched, and published in the Health Sciences for four decades. He earned his PhD in Health Sciences at Oregon State University in 1975 and spent 39 years as a professor and department chair of Health Science at Brigham Young University. Dr. Karren has now “Refired “ to other professional activities including writing and professional presentations. He founded the Prehospital Emergency Care and Crisis Intervention Conference, now in its 38th year, one of the top five EMS conferences in the nation. Dr. Karren also founded BYU’s Psychobiology of Health and Healing Conference. He is the author or co-author of several leading textbooks including Mind/Body Health, Prehospital Emergency Care, and First Aid for Colleges and Universities.

 

N. Lee Smith, MD, is co-founder of the Center for MindBody Health in in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is also Director of Stress Medicine at the Omega Interventional Pain Clinic, and an investigator at Lifetree Clinical Research there. He created the Stress Medicine Clinic at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, where he has been Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and received student teaching awards. Dr. Smith received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. Following his residency and board certification in Internal Medicine he developed a subspecialty in Behavioral Medicine. He has chaired national conferences and curriculum committees in these fields. Previously he practiced primary care medicine in Washington, DC, and in Korea.

 

Kathryn J. Gordon has thirty-eight years of professional experience in corporate and internal communications, public relations, marketing communications, media relations, and publications management. She currently serves as managing editor and a member of the board of directors of Covenant Communications, Inc., a Utah-based publishing company. Prior to her current position, she was press secretary for a U.S. Congressman; vice-president of a Salt Lake City publishing company; manager of internal communications for software manufacturer Novell, Inc.; director of public relations for a private college in Salt Lake City; and held communications management positions at a variety of national and international corporations.