Illness Behavior

A Multidisciplinary Model

  • Sean McHugh
  • T. Michael Vallis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introductory Issues

  3. The Sociopsychological Basis of Illness Behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 100-100
    2. David Mechanic
      Pages 101-109
    3. Ronald Kessler
      Pages 135-148
  4. Context of the Illness Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N2-N2
    2. Arthur Kleinman
      Pages 149-160
    3. Linda Garro
      Pages 173-188
  5. Illness Behaviour: Sociopolitical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. Monroe Berkowitz
      Pages 189-203
    3. Stanley Wallack
      Pages 205-211
    4. Irving Zola
      Pages 213-218
  6. Cognitive Appraisal Processess

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N4-N4
    2. Howard Leventhal
      Pages 219-237
    3. Peter Lang, Bruce Cuthbert, Barbara Melamed
      Pages 239-252
    4. Stephen Hansell, David Mechanic
      Pages 253-260
    5. Zindel Segal
      Pages 261-271
    6. David Krantz, Victoria Leu
      Pages 273-282
    7. James Robbins, Laurence Kirmayer
      Pages 283-302
  7. Coping: Adaptation to Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N5-N5
    2. Richard Lazarus
      Pages 303-308
    3. Susan Folkman
      Pages 321-324
    4. Shlomo Breznitz
      Pages 325-329
  8. Methodology: Themes and Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 330-330
    2. George Brown
      Pages 331-342
    3. Wayne Katon, Alfred Berg, Anthony Robins, Steven Risse
      Pages 355-364
    4. George Torrance
      Pages 365-376
  9. Psychiatry: Application of the Medical Model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N6-N6
    2. Leon Eisenberg
      Pages 383-390
    3. Robert Kellner
      Pages 397-400
    4. Barry Blackwell, Mary Gutmann
      Pages 401-408
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 409-416

About this book


In August, 1985, the 2nd International Conference on Illness Behaviour was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The first International Conference took place one year previous in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. This book is based on the proceedings of the second conference. The purpose behind this conference was to facilitate the development of a single integrated model to account for illness experience and presentation. A major focus of the conference was to outline methodological issues related to current behaviour research. A multidiscipl~nary approach was emphasized because of the bias that collaborative efforts are likely to be the most successful in achieving greater understanding of illness behaviour. Significant advances in our knowledge are occurring in all areas of the biological and social sciences, albeit more slowly in the latter areas. Marked specialization in each of these areas has lead to greater difficulty in integrating new knowledge with that of other areas and the development of a meaningful cohesive model to which all can relate. Thus there is a major need for forums such as that provided by this conference.


Forums assessment behavior development emotion knowledge management psychiatric disorder psychiatry research socialization stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Sean McHugh
    • 1
  • T. Michael Vallis
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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