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Social Psychology and Patient Management

  • Stephen Bochner
Part of the Contributions to Psychology and Medicine book series (CONTRIBUTIONS)

Abstract

This chapter starts out with a brief account of the major theoretic orientations in psychology, leading to a description of the social-psychologic perspective of human behavior. Then, some studies of the dentist-patient relationship grounded in this perspective will be reviewed, followed by the original report of a major Australian study conducted by the author. Throughout, the implications of this literature on patient management are considered.

Keywords

Social Psychology Patient Management Dental Care Dental Treatment Dental Health 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Bochner
    • 1
  1. 1.School of PsychologyUniversity of New South WalesKensingtonAustralia

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