Item description for Faith and Health: Psychological Perspectives by Thomas Plante, Allen C. Sherman & Les Parrott...
This volume reviews and integrates the growing body of contemporary psychological research on the links between religious faith and health outcomes. It presents up-to-date findings from empirical studies of populations ranging from healthy individuals to those with specific clinical problems, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, and psychological disorders. Drawing on multiple perspectives in psychology, the book examines such critical questions as the impact of religious practices on health behaviors and health risks; the role played by faith in adaptation to illness or disability; and possible influences on physiological functioning and mortality. Chapters reflect the close collaboration of the editors and contributing authors, who highlight areas of thematic overlap, debate key methodological questions and concerns, and outline a cohesive agenda for future research.
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Studio: The Guilford Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.14" Width: 6.28" Height: 1.27" Weight: 1.56 lbs.
Release Date Aug 2, 2001
Publisher The Guilford Press
ISBN 1572306823 ISBN13 9781572306820
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More About Thomas Plante, Allen C. Sherman & Les Parrott
Thomas G. Plante, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at Santa Clara University. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Consulting Associate Professor in the School of Education at Stanford University. The author or editor of several books and more than 80 journal articles, Dr. Plante is a licensed psychologist, Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, and Fellow of the American Psychological Association. His research interests include faith and health, ethics, and the psychological benefits of exercise. He has a private practice in Menlo Park, California. Allen C. Sherman, PhD, is Clinical Director of Behavioral Medicine and Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Arkansas Cancer Research Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist. Dr. Sherman's research focuses on quality of life and psychosocial adjustment among cancer patients, psychological interventions, and psychosocial predictors of disease outcome.