Social Foundations of Behavior for the Health Sciences

Authors: Garcia-Alexander, Ginny, Woo, Hyeyoung, Carlson, Matthew

  • A preparatory aid for social foundations portion of the medical college entrance exam  A unique source of fundamental sociological concepts in a concise form An accessible and focused tool for developing awareness of social factors’ impacts on health

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About this Textbook

This textbook helps students in the health sciences prepare for the social foundations portion of the medical college entrance exam. It provides a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts, theories, and methodologies in sociology that the exam requires. This book offers a condensed overview of the sociological concepts covered during a 15 week semester. It helps students gain an understanding of the social foundations of behavior, and the social determinants of health within the professional context of medicine. Students are provided with the necessary basics in addition to case studies, learning and research activities, recommended external resources, and study questions. These are meant to develop pre-health students’ understanding of the importance of the social factors that influence health outcomes. The featured activities contain various exercises using examples of sociology of health and medicine, including social factors shaping health, social relations between doctors and patients, and the health care system, among others. As a result, this book well informs not only those who wish to prepare for the medical college entrance exam to pursue a career in the health profession, but also anyone who is interested in social perspectives on health and medicine.

About the authors

Hyeyoung Woo - Interests: Health and Well-Being, Social Demography, Sociology of Family, Aging and the Life Course, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Quantitative Research Methods.Matthew Carlson - Interests: Health care coverage, access, and quality; Health policy; Racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care.Ginny Garcia Alexander - Interests: social demography, health disparities (with particular emphasis on obesity and bariatric surgery), the role of religion on health outcomes, poverty, immigration, and quantitative methods.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to Sociology and Socio-Cultural Impacts on Health

    Garcia-Alexander, Ginny (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Social Research Methods: Scientific Inquiry and Reasoning Skills in Social Science

    Garcia-Alexander, Ginny (et al.)

    Pages 17-40

  • Self-Concept and Identity Development

    Garcia-Alexander, Ginny (et al.)

    Pages 41-57

  • Social Interaction, Socialization, and Group Influence

    Garcia-Alexander, Ginny (et al.)

    Pages 59-79

  • Culture

    Garcia-Alexander, Ginny (et al.)

    Pages 81-100

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64950-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64948-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Foundations of Behavior for the Health Sciences
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64950-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64950-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64948-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 212
Number of Illustrations and Tables
52 b/w illustrations
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