Health Psychology: An Introduction to Behavior and Health by Linda Brannon

By Linda Brannon

For over twenty years, wellbeing and fitness PSYCHOLOGY: AN creation to behaviour AND overall healthiness has remained a pacesetter within the box of well-being psychology for its scholarship, robust and present examine base, and balanced assurance of the cognitive, behavioral, and organic ways to overall healthiness psychology. obtainable and attractive to a wide-range of readers, this vintage publication encompasses a concise writing variety, considerable pedagogy, and various visuals to aid your studying and figuring out. The 8th version is up-to-date to mirror the newest advancements within the box, and comprises many new real-world examples chosen for his or her curiosity and relevance. to be had with InfoTrac scholar Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Those participants who find the chances of receiving a placebo unacceptable may refuse to participate in the study. Sylvester Colligan, who IN SUMMARY A placebo is an inactive substance or condition having the appearance of an active treatment. It may cause participants in an experiment to improve or change behavior because of their belief in the placebo’s effectiveness and their prior experiences with receiving effective treatment. Although placebos can have a positive effect from the patient’s point of view, they are a continuing problem for the researcher.

However, this effect presents a problem for researchers like Moseley, who want to determine which effects are due to treatment and which are due to beliefs about the treatment. This chapter looks at the way scientists work, emphasizing psychology from the behavioral sciences and epidemiology from the biomedical sciences. These two disciplines share some methods for investigating health-related behaviors, but the two areas also have their own unique contributions to scientific methodology. Before we begin to examine the methods that psychologists and epidemiologists use in their research, we need to consider the situation that Sylvester Colligan experienced—improvement due to the placebo effect.

Copyright 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. CHAPTER 1 Hippocrates proposed similar ideas. Furthermore, this notion is compatible with the theories of Sigmund Freud, who emphasized the importance of unconscious psychological factors in the development of physical symptoms. However, Freud’s methods relied on clinical experience and intuitive hunches, not research. The search to tie emotional causes to illness drew from Walter Cannon’s observation in 1932 that physiological changes accompany emotion (Kimball, 1981).

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