"[The] first edition was the tightest, most comprehensive book on the market and it made for good reading. [This] edition [will] provide an up to date sense of what it takes to be a health psychologist. I teach an undergraduate health psychology class and I would make it a recommended purchase." - Regan A. R. Gurung, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA
"The authors chosen for the chapters are the "who 's who" in health psychology it serves as an excellent reference tool. The book will make a significant contribution to the field." - Beverly E. Thorn, University of Alabama
"The current edition and the revision plan represent the best we have in the field. In terms of theoretical and research contributions, this book is far ahead of its competitors. Contributors are seminal scholars in the field of health psychology. I would adopt the revision for a graduate seminar of upper level graduate students." Cheryl A. Armstead, University of South Carolina and SC Cancer Prevention and
"The second edition of the Handbook is an important update to the expanding field of health psychology. It is comprehensive, covering a rich array of topics with depth and breadth. This resource will be of great value to all those interested in a scholarly overview of health psychology." - Anne E. Kazak, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and The University of Pennsylvania, USA, Editor, Health Psychology
"This volume doesn't simply update the literature since the last edition, but has a more ambitious purpose. It provides us with new concepts, theories, and levels of analysis. It's a tour-de-force and immensely useful." - Nancy Adler, University of California, San Francisco, USA
"This book is an authoritative and comprehensive handbook of the major and active areas of health psychology research. It is an essential reference for graduate students, researchers and practitioners in the health psychology field." - Keith J. Petrie, University of Auckland, New Zealand
"This is an important and timely book. It includes the most up to date coverage of the major topics in health psychology by the leading scientists in the field. It is a fitting tribute to the vision of Andrew Baum." - Shelley E. Taylor, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
"The authors chosen for the chapters ... are the "who s who" in health psychology. ... It serves as an excellent reference tool. ... The book will make a significant contribution to the field." - Beverly E. Thorn, University of Alabama, USA
"In terms of theoretical and research contributions, this book is far ahead of its competitors. ... Contributors are seminal scholars in the field of health psychology. ... I would adopt the ... revision for a graduate seminar of upper level graduate students." Cheryl A. Armstead, University of South Carolina and SC Cancer Prevention and Control, USA
"A comprehensive look at the vibrant and exciting field of health psychology by some of our top scholars. Each chap
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Andrew Baum was Jenkins Garrett Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) at the time of his death on November 22, 2010. Dr. Baum received multiple awards from professional organizations such as the Division of Health Psychology of APA (Early Career and Senior Investigator Awards) and the Society of Behavioral Medicine (Outstanding Service). Dr. Baum served as editor of the Journal of Applied Social Psychology and the Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research as well as associate editor of Psychological Bulletin. A past President of the APA s Division of Health Psychology, he authored more than 250 refereed journal articles, books, book chapters, and abstracts.
Tracey A. Revenson is Professor of Psychology and Deputy Executive Officer at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Trained as a one of the first generation of health psychologists, she brings a social ecological perspective to research on stress and coping processes among individuals, couples, and families facing chronic physical illnesses. She is the author or editor of seven volumes, and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Women's Health: Research on Gender, Behavior and Policy. She currently serves as Associate Editor of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine and she served as President of the Division of Health Psychology of APA in 2004-2005.
Jerome Singer was Emeritus Professor, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences until his death on April 21, 2010. As Chairman of this Department from 1974-1999, he founded one of the first health psychology departments and, with Andrew Baum, one of the first health psychology doctoral programs in the U.S. Dr. Singer received numerous honors, including an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Stockholm and the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology from the Division of Health Psychology of APA. He served as President of the Division of Health Psychology in 1981-1982.