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Psychology builds a healthy world

Opportunities for research and practice

Ronald H. Rozensky, Norine G. Johnson, Carol D. Goodhearth og W. Rodney Hammond

Washington, D.C., American Psychological Association, 2003 336 s. ISBN 1-59147-047-1
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Psychology Builds a Healthy World covers the entire domain of psychological health from the family, to the workplace, to the community. Geared toward health psychologists and students, as well as those practitioners and researchers working with families, communities, and in the workplace, this book offers ideas and areas for expansion of research and practice.

This volume highlights the many ways in which psychologists can help build healthy families, healthy communities, and healthy workplaces. Distinguished contributors examine medical and behavioral health activities to prevent illness, injury, and trauma; identify key biopsychosocial factors in acute and chronic illness across the developmental life span; and discuss the health implications in work, family, and social relationships.

Table of Contents

Psychology in a Globalized World
Mary Pipher

Psychology Builds a Healthy World
Ronald H. Rozensky, Norine G. Johnson, Carol D. Goodheart, and Rodney Hammond

Psychology and Health: Taking the Initiative to Bring It Together
Norine G. Johnson

"Real Boys, "Real" Girls, "Real" Parents: Preventing Violence Through Family Connection
William Pollack

Psychologists Promote Biospsychosocial Health for Families
Susan McDaniel, Suzanne Bennett Johnson, and Sam Sears

Injury and Violence Prevention at Home
Michael Roberts, Ileana Arias, John Lutzker, Lenore Walker and David Wolfe

Gender, Stress, and Health
Annette L. Stanton and Will Courtenay

Healthy Sexuality for All: The Role of Psychology
Susan Pick

Psychological Approaches to Community Health: Community Health Psychology
Victor De La Cancela, Judith Alpert, Tom Wolff, and Shoshana L. Dachs

Using Psychology for Injury and Violence Prevention in the Community
David Sleet, Rodney Hammond, Russell T. Jones, Nina Thomas, and Billy Whit

Working Together: Balancing Head and Heart
James Campbell Quick, Joanne H. Gavin, Cary L. Cooper, and Jonathan D. Quick

Four Dimensions of Healthy Work: Stress, Work-Family Relations, Violence Prevention, and Relationships at Work
James Campbell Quick, Chaya Piotrkowski, Lynn Jenkins, Yolanda Bruce Brooks

Ensuring Healthy Working Lives
Dorothy Cantor, Thomas E. Boyce, and Rena Repetti

Future Directions for Psychology and Health
Norine G. Johnson


About the Editors

Ronald H. Rozensky, PhD, ABPP, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. He is board certified in both clinical and clinical health psychology. Dr. Rozensky is the founding and present editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings and has published five textbooks and over 30 journal articles on the science and practice of psychology in health care settings.

Norine G. Johnson, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Boston University Medical School and President of ABCS Psych Past President of the American Psychological Association. Her 2001 presidential initiative, Psychology Builds a Healthy World, served as a foundation for this book. She is the 2002-2003 Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer and the 2002-2003 Distinguished Nitze Professor. She was a delegate to the 2001 White House Summit on Early Childhood Development and Education and the to 2000 Surgeon General's Conference on Mental Health in Children.

Carol D. Goodheart, EdD, is a practicing psychologist, providing psychotherapy, education, consultation, and public speaking in Princeton, New Jersey. She is currently a Member, Board of Directors, American Psychological Association. She has authored and co-authored numerous books, including Living with Childhood Cancer: A Practical Guide to Help Families Cope and Treating People with Chronic Disease: A Psychological Guide.

W. Rodney Hammond, PhD, is Director of the Division of Violence Prevention, within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Division of Health Pyschology. His research and programmatic publications have focused on violence as a public health concern, especially youth violence.