Personality and Disease

A tremendous amount of research has been performed looking at the relationship between personality and disease. Research on this topic has been spread throughout scientific journals on psychology, behavioral health, psychoneuroimmunology, oncology, and epidemiology. Personality and Disease brings this research together in one place for the first time. With contributions from world experts, the book summarizes research findings on personality as it relates to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma and allergies, dementia, and more. Is there such a thing as a cancer- prone personality? Do sadness, anger, stress, or shyness affect the likelihood that we will fall ill to specific diseases? Can we protect ourselves from disease through a positive outlook? This book will address both what we know, and what we persist in believing despite evidence to the contrary, and why such beliefs persist in the face of evidence. Investigates whether and how personality affects disease generally Includes cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, allergies, and dementia Separates fact from fiction, evidence from beliefs Collates research from a wide variety of scientific domains Contains international perspectives from top scholars

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  • Author : Christoffer Johansen
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 274 pages
  • ISBN : 012805445X
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Personality and Disease

Personality and Disease
  • Author : Christoffer Johansen
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 29 June 2018
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A tremendous amount of research has been performed looking at the relationship between personality and disease. Research on this topic has been spread throughout scientific journals on psychology, behavioral health, psychoneuroimmunology, oncology, and epidemiology. Personality and Disease brings this research together in one place for the first time. With contributions from world experts, the book summarizes research findings on personality as it relates to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma and allergies, dementia, and more. Is there such a thing as

Personality and Disease

Personality and Disease
  • Author : Howard S. Friedman,Howard S.. Friedman
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 01 August 1990
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The original and creative analyses presented in this work represent a new understanding of the exciting field of personality and disease. Contributors offer current research findings and their experienced opinions on the relationship that exists between personality and disease in a clear, comprehensive fashion. Among the topics covered are models of linkages between personality and disease, stress and illness, individual differences and health--gender, coping and stress. Personality and social factors or and how they affect the outcome of cancer, are

Handbook of Personality and Health

Handbook of Personality and Health
  • Author : Margarete E. Vollrath
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 11 July 2006
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There has been a recent resurgence of interest in personality psychology and its applications. This book is organised in three parts: personality and health outcomes; mechanisms relating personality and health; personality specific prevention and intervention. It covers child and adolescence health behaviour as well as that of adults and integrates new developments within personality psychology (such as neurophysiology and temperamental traits) with health psychology and examines major health outcomes such as disease, the mechanisms between these outcomes and personality, and

Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine

Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine
  • Author : Susan Ayers,Andrew Baum,Chris McManus,Stanton Newman,Kenneth Wallston,John Weinman,Robert West
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 23 August 2007
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Health psychology is a rapidly expanding discipline at the interface of psychology and clinical medicine. This new edition is fully reworked and revised, offering an entirely up-to-date, comprehensive, accessible, one-stop resource for clinical psychologists, mental health professionals and specialists in health-related matters. There are two new editors: Susan Ayers from the University of Sussex and Kenneth Wallston from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The prestigious editorial team and their international, interdisciplinary cast of authors have reconceptualised their much-acclaimed handbook. The book

The Self-Healing Personality

The Self-Healing Personality
  • Author : Howard S. Friedman
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 01 April 2000
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With breakthroughs in understandings of the disease prone and self-healing personalities Dr. Howard S. Friedman gives his answers to important questions. Why are certain people more likely to achieve health than other, seemingly similar, people? How can one increase their chances of preserving their health? What are the health effects of our chronic mood states? How are heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and other diseases related to personality? How can the disease-prone personality be altered? The answers to these questions are

The Oxford Handbook of Integrative Health Science

The Oxford Handbook of Integrative Health Science
  • Author : Carol D. Ryff,Robert F. Krueger
  • Publisher : Oxford Library of Psychology
  • Release : 01 November 2018
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Most health research to date has been pursued within the confines of scientific disciplines that are guided by their own targeted questions and research strategies. Although useful, such inquiries are inherently limited in advancing understanding the interplay of wide-ranging factors that shape human health. The Oxford Handbook of Integrative Health Science embraces an integrative approach that seeks to put together sociodemographic factors (age, gender, race, socioeconomic status) known to contour rates of morbidity and mortality with psychosocial factors (emotion, cognition,

Smoking, Personality, and Stress

Smoking, Personality, and Stress
  • Author : Hans J. Eysenck
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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It is often suggested that the incidence of cancer and coronary heart disease could be much reduced or even eliminated if only people would stop smoking cigarettes and eat fewer high-cholesterol foods. The evidence, however, shows that such views are simplistic and unrealistic and that, instead, cancer and CHD are the product of many risk factors acting synergistically. Psychosocial factors (stress, personality) are six times as predictive as smoking, cholesterol level or blood pressure and much more responsive to prophylactic

Predictors of Outcome in Cardiac Disease

Predictors of Outcome in Cardiac Disease
  • Author : Lynn Williams
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 02 December 2021
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Background: Coronary heart disease can have a long lasting impact on affected individuals in terms of both physical and psychological adjustment and quality of life. It is, therefore, important to investigate determinants of outcome in these patients. The thesis has four main aims: (i) to investigate predictors of outcome (adherence, quality of life, functional impairment, psychological distress and benefit finding) post-myocardial infarction (MI); (ii) to determine the prevalence and stability of Type D personality in the UK; (iii) to determine

A Longitudinal Study of Personality and Disease Incidence Among Antarctic Winter-Over Volunteers

A Longitudinal Study of Personality and Disease Incidence Among Antarctic Winter-Over Volunteers
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 02 December 1986
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This study examined the relationship between certain personality characteristics and the long term risk for disease incidence. Subjects were 2, 724 enlisted Navy men who volunteered to winter-over in Antarctica between 1963 and 1964. Men who actually wintered-over were compared with a control group of personnel found to be acceptable for winter-over duty but assigned elsewhere. Both groups were followed using medical and service history records to determine rates of all-cause first hospitalizations. Personality was measured using the FIRO-B scales and an inventory specially

Social Psychology of Health and Illness

Social Psychology of Health and Illness
  • Author : Glenn S. Sanders,Jerry Suls
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 01 February 2013
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This books describes how and why "distant" social influences, such as socialization practices, interpersonal relationships, and social organization, are often just as important as medical considerations in determining an individual's tendency toward health or illness. The essays describe some of the pathways through which these social influences are exerted and also offer suggestions as to how these influences can be swayed in the direction of good health. The editors' broader aim is to stress the importance of social psychological orientation

The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology
  • Author : Howard S. Friedman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 15 December 2013
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The flaws in today's healthcare systems and practices are well-documented: millions remain far from optimal health due to a variety of psychological and social factors; large numbers of patients do not fully cooperate with medical advice; errors in medical decision-making -- some stemming from flaws in interpersonal relations -- regularly lead to needless suffering and death. Further, the effects of emotions, personality, and motivation on healing are not well incorporated into traditional medical care. The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology

Social Support and Physical Health

Social Support and Physical Health
  • Author : Bert N. Uchino
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 01 January 2004
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This book will change the way we understand the future of our planet. It is both alarming and hopeful. James Gustave Speth, renowned as a visionary environmentalist leader, warns that in spite of all the international negotiations and agreements of the past two decades, efforts to protect Earth's environment are not succeeding. Still, he says, the challenges are not insurmountable. He offers comprehensive, viable new strategies for dealing with environmental threats around the world. The author explains why current approaches

The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project
  • Author : Howard S. Friedman Ph.D.,Leslie R. Martin Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 03 March 2011
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Watch a video Watch a Fox News segment on The Longevity Project. This landmark study--which Dr. Andrew Weil calls "a remarkable achievement with surprising conclusions"--upends the advice we have been told about how to live to a healthy old age. We have been told that the key to longevity involves obsessing over what we eat, how much we stress, and how fast we run. Based on the most extensive study of longevity ever conducted, The Longevity Project exposes what