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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

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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 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

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Personality Disorders in Modern Life
  • Author : Theodore Millon,Carrie M. Millon,Sarah E. Meagher,Seth D. Grossman,Rowena Ramnath
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 12 June 2012
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A revision of the leading textbook on personality disorders by renowned expert Theodore Millon "Personalities are like impressionistic paintings. At a distance, each person is 'all of a piece'; up close, each is a bewildering complexity of moods, cognitions, and motives." -Theodore Millon Exploring the continuum from normal personality traits to the diagnosis and treatment of severe cases of personality disorders, Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition is unique in its coverage of both important historical figures and contemporary

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  • Author : Marlies Alvarenga,Don Byrne
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 11 November 2017
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This handbook brings together the full weight of contemporary evidence bearing on what is now commonly termed “psycho-cardiology”. It focuses on the role of psycho-social factors in the genesis and clinical management of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The book constitutes a critically reviewed compendium of current knowledge in the area, coupled with guides to evidence-based best practice in the field of psycho-cardiology. The following categories are covered: Social/demographic risk for CVD, Personality and CVD risk, Stress and CVD risk, Psychopathology (

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

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The Biopsychosocial Model of Health and Disease
  • Author : Derek Bolton,Grant Gillett
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 28 March 2019
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This open access book is a systematic update of the philosophical and scientific foundations of the biopsychosocial model of health, disease and healthcare. First proposed by George Engel 40 years ago, the Biopsychosocial Model is much cited in healthcare settings worldwide, but has been increasingly criticised for being vague, lacking in content, and in need of reworking in the light of recent developments. The book confronts the rapid changes to psychological science, neuroscience, healthcare, and philosophy that have occurred since the

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  • Author : Gerald Matthews,Ian J. Deary,Martha C. Whiteman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 29 October 2009
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This essential textbook examines what personality traits are, how they influence human behaviour and the applications of personality assessment.

The Self-Regulation of Health and Illness Behaviour

The Self-Regulation of Health and Illness Behaviour
  • Author : Linda Cameron,Howard Leventhal
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 21 August 2012
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Self-regulation theory focuses on the ways in which individuals direct and monitor their activities and emotions in order to attain their goals. It plays an increasingly important role in health psychology research. The Self-regulation of Health and Illness Behaviour presents an up-to-date account of the latest developments in the field. Individual contributions cover a wide range of issues including representational beliefs about chronic illness, cultural influences on illness representations, the role of anxiety and defensive denial in health-related experiences and