The Plenum Series in Culture and Health

Handbook of Diversity Issues in Health Psychology

Editors: Kato, Pamela M., Mann, Traci (Eds.)

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The field of health psychology has grown dramatically in the last decade, with exciting new developments in the study of how psychological and psychosocial processes contribute to risk for and disease sequelae for a variety of medical problems. In addition, the quality and effectiveness of many of our treatments, and health promotion and disease prevention efforts, have been significantly enhanced by the contributions of health psychologists (Taylor, 1995). Unfortunately, however, much of the theo­ rizing in health psychology and the empirical research that derives from it continue to reflect the mainstream bias of psychology and medicine, both of which have a primary focus on white, heterosexual, middle-class American men. This bias pervades our thinking despite the demographic heterogeneity of American society (U. S. Bureau of the Census, 1992) and the substantial body of epidemiologic evidence that indicates significant group differences in health status, burden of morbidity and mortality, life expectancy, quality of life, and the risk and protective factors that con­ tribute to these differences in health outcomes (National Center for Health Statistics, 1994; Myers, Kagawa-Singer, Kumanyika, Lex, & M- kides, 1995). There is also substantial evidence that many of the health promotion and disease prevention efforts that have proven effective with more affluent, educated whites, on whom they were developed, may not yield comparable results when used with populations that differ by eth­ nicity, social class, gender, or sexual orientation (Cochran & Mays, 1991; Castro, Coe, Gutierres, & Saenz, this volume; Chesney & Nealey, this volume).

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`[This book] makes a strong case for the need for more systematic research that investigates possible differences in health between and within groups along the dimensions of age, gender, social class, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation....a significant contribution.'
From the Foreword by Hector F. Myers, University of California, Los Angeles

`An important work for medical students and upper-division undergraduates and graduate nursing students as well as faculty and professionals.'
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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Diversity Issues in Health Psychology

    Mann, Traci (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Fear of Heterogeneity in the Study of Human Populations and the Statistical Artifacts It Produces

    Kraemer, Helena Chmura

    Pages 19-35

  • Issues of Age and Health

    Pasupathi, Monisha

    Pages 39-48

  • Touch Therapies across the Life Span

    Field, Tiffany M.

    Pages 49-67

  • The Context of Development for Young Children from Cocaine-Abusing Families

    Mayes, Linda C. (et al.)

    Pages 69-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Diversity Issues in Health Psychology
Editors
  • Pamela M. Kato
  • Traci Mann
Series Title
The Plenum Series in Culture and Health
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-585-27572-7
DOI
10.1007/b102299
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45325-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-8564-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 440
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