''[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.''
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers Web Site, January, 2001
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Introduction and Methodology Introduction: Toward a Health Psychology of Special Populations; T. Mann, P. Kato.
Fear of Heterogeneity in the Study of Human Populations and the Statistical Artifacts It Produces; H.C. Kraemer. Lifespan Issues in Health Psychology: Issues of Age and Health; M. Pasupathi. Touch Therapies across the Life Span; T. Field. The Context of Development for Young Children in Cocaine Abusing Families; L. Mayes, M. Bornstein. The Problem of Pediatric Pain; B. Kasson, et al. Healthy Adolescent Development: Risks and Opportunities; N. Leffert, A.C. Petersen. Reversing Disability in Old Age; B. Levy, E. Langer. Functional Impairment, Physical Disease, and Depression in Older Adults; A. Zeiss, et al. Gender and Sexual Orientation Issues in Health Psychology: Why Do We Need a Health Psychology of Gender? T. Mann. Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women: Issues for Prevention and Women's Health; M.A. Chesney, J. Nealy. Masculine Gender Role Stress: A Perspective on Men's Health; M.M. Copenhaver, R.M. Eisler. Psychotherapy with HIVinfected Gay Men; G. Grossman. Homophobia and the Health of Psychology of Lesbians; K. O'Hanlan. Issues of Ethnicity in Health Psychology: On Nothing and Everything: The Relationship between Ethnicity and Health; P.M. Kato. African-American Health over the Life Course: A Multidimensional Framework; J. Jackson, S.L. Sellers. Designing Health Promotion Programs for Latinos; F.G. Castro, et al. Health Care Issues among Asian-American: Implications of Somatization; C.A. Chun, et al. Behavioral Approaches to Illness Prevention for Native Americans; S. Schinke. A Biological, Environmental, and Cultural Basis for Ethnic Differences in Treatment; M. Smith, K.M. Lin. Socioeconomic Status and the Health or Racial Minority Populations; D.R. Williams, T. Rucker.
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