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Author Myslobodsky, Michael.

Title The fallacy of mother's wisdom : a critical perspective on health psychology / Michael S. Myslobodsky
Published New Jersey ; Singapore : World Scientific, [2004]


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Description xiii, 451 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: SThe Point of Departure: The Pillars of the Health -- Psychology Edifice 1 -- S Bad Boys' and Prenatal Programming 47 -- 3 etween Psychiatry and Medicine: Illness in Search of a Place 83 -- 4 The Deadly Trio 119 -- a The Obesity Epidemic 119 -- b Cognitive Decline: Factors and Targets 153 -- c Self-destructive Behavior: The Cultural Perspective 193 -- 5 Collective Exaggerated Emotions 225 -- 6 A Complementary Point of View 251 -- SHolistic Philosophy and a Recipe for Causative Goulash 301 -- SIf Health Psychology is the Answer, W hat was the Questionr ? 343
Summary Health psychology is an offer of help, an effort to understand how biological, behavioral, and social factors influence health and illness. As one of the fast-growing sub-specialties, it has now outstripped other divisions of psychology in terms of excitement in the public eye. And yet a new occupation was built on somewhat unrealistic, idealized assumptions. The title of this book was therefore chosen to emphasize the fact that an extensive critique of those assumptions is essential. This book proposes arbitrary boundaries for a discourse on health psychology. The array of subjects is based on two major themes: the foundation of health psychology and the range of disorders where psychological knowledge might benefit the sick; and the question of whether or not health psychology has a systematic and pragmatic structure so as to qualify as a profession
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 407-442) and index
Notes Online version of the print title
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Medicine and psychology.
Clinical health psychology.
LC no. 2007296190
ISBN 981238457X
9812384588 paperback