OverviewWhat factors determine healthy behavior? Health Psychology: Well-being in a Diverse World, Fourth Edition answers this question for students by introducing and regularly applying research to stress, coping, interventions and health behaviors in today's world. Speaking directly to readers, Regan A. R. Gurung's conversational voice guides students through the key determinants of behavior, such as family, environment, ethnicity, and religion.
Each chapter covers the biological underpinnings of health, clinical case applications, and personality and social psychological theories to create a clear and comprehensive understanding of topics. Gurung wraps methodology into his inclusive coverage, highlighting diverse researcher profiles in each chapter. The text draws in readers as they learn by interweaving coverage of classic research with current, captivating studies, such as how video games impact health, and the effects of stress on longevity. Continually asking readers to think further, to synthesize, to analyze, and to apply as they learn, Gurung supports student learning by connecting concepts to personal experience for deeper understanding and appreciation. The fourth edition also offers contemporary reference updates, an expanded focus on intersectional topics across cultures, test yourself practice, and much more.