This is the third volume in an annual series on health psychology the aim of which is to provide practitioners, lecturers, graduate students and researchers working in the field of health psychology and related disciplines with a stimulating and useful overview of the field. Each volume has review-type chapters covering the following areas of health psychology:
â General Concepts and Methodology
â Health Behaviour and Health Promotion
â Illness Behaviour and Health Care
This volume contains contributions on "A psychological look at public health: contents and methodology", "Stress resistance resources and health: conceptual analysis", "Vital exhaustion and the acute coronary syndromes", "Negative affectivity, subjective somatic complaints and objective health indicators. Mind and body still separated?", "Promotion of health: integrating the clinical and public health approaches", "The prevention of suicidal behavior: a review of effectiveness", "Regulatory innovations, behavior and health: implications of research on workplace smoking bans", "Self-regulation and control of rheumatic disorders", and "Psychological preparation for surgery: marshalling individual and social resources to optimize self-regulation".