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Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

Editors:

  • The first encyclopedia devoted to the interdisciplinary field of behavioral medicine, with more than 1200 entries

  • International advisory board consisting of past and current leaders of SBM and ISBM

  • Inclusive coverage of basic research, clinical investigation, and public health

  • Easily searchable, with linked cross-references

  • References and Readings linked to original articles via CrossRef

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Table of contents (2879 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xcix
  2. A

    1. A1C

      Pages 1-1
    2. Abdominal Obesity

      Pages 1-1
    3. Abrams, David B. (1951–)

      • David B. Abrams
      Pages 1-6
    4. Absolute Risk

      • J. Rick Turner
      Pages 6-7
    5. Abstinence

      • Linda C. Baumann, Alyssa Ylinen
      Pages 7-8
    6. Abstinence Violation Effect

      • Susan E. Collins, Katie Witkiewitz
      Pages 8-10
    7. Abuse, Elder

      • Terry Fulmer
      Pages 10-11
    8. Accelerometry

      Pages 12-12
    9. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

      • Maria Kangas
      Pages 12-15
    10. Acculturation

      • Molly L. Tanenbaum, Persis Commissariat, Elyse Kupperman, Rachel N. Baek, Jeffrey S. Gonzalez
      Pages 15-18
    11. Acetylcholine

      • Nicole Brandt, Rachel Flurie
      Pages 18-19
    12. ACT

      Pages 20-20
    13. ACTH

      • Jennifer Heaney
      Pages 20-20
    14. Actimetry

      Pages 24-24
    15. Activation

      Pages 25-25
    16. Active Aging

      Pages 25-25
    17. Active Coping

      • Linda Carroll
      Pages 25-25

About this book

From Neil  Schneiderman’s Foreword:

Because behavioral medicine has been constructed based on the understanding of relationships among behavior, psychosocial processes, and sociocultural contexts, the field is well positioned to take a leadership role in informing future health care policies. The field of behavioral medicine appears to have a bright, important future….


A small sampling of entries from Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine:

Abuse, child; Active coping; Adherence; Adrenaline; AIDS; Back pain; Behavioral medicine; Benefit-risk estimation; Binge eating; Bogalusa Heart Study; Cachexia; Cancer prevention; Cancer, testicular; Children’s Health Study; Chronobiology; Coping strategies; Database development and management; Death, assisted; Developmental disabilities; Diabetes; Disparities; Eating disorders; Ecosocial theory; Effect modification; End-of-life care; Epigenetics; Expressive writing and health; Fall risk behavior; Family practice/medicine;  Family, relationships;  Fatigue; Foot care; Functional somatic syndromes; Galvanic skin response ; Gender differences ; Gene-environment interaction; Genetic polymorphisms ; Genital herpes ; Hamilton Anxiety Scale; Headaches, types of; Health systems; Hearing loss; Heart failure; Heart rate; Illness behavior; Immune function; Insomnia; Integrative medicine; Ischemic heart disease; Kaposi sarcoma; Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Study; Learned helplessness; Lifespan; Lifestyle, sedentary; Lipid abnormalities; Loneliness; Lung function; Magnetic resonance imaging; Maternal stress; Mean (average); Medication compliance; Methodology; Mini Mental State Examination; National Cancer Institute; National Children’s Study; Negative affect; Neuroendocrine activation; Nigh shift workers and health; Obesity; Occupational therapy; Organ transplantation; Osteopenia/osteoporosis; Oxytocin; Pain; Pain anxiety; Palliative care; Panic attack; Physical activity interventions; Placebo effect; Post-traumatic stress disorder;  Racism; Randomized clinical trial; Regression analysis; Resilience; Risk perception; Risky behavior; Secondary prevention; Selye, Hans; Self-medication; Self-monitoring; Stress test; Successful aging; Tachycardia; Theory of planned behavior; Therapy, physical; Tinnitus; Twin studies; Unipolar depression; Usual care;  Validity; Vasoconstriction; Vassopressin; Verbal Rating Scale; Weiss, Stephen M.; Women’s health; Women’s Health Initiative; Worry; Wound healing; Yoga; Zung Depression Inventory

Keywords

  • Adolescent health
  • Aging and gerontology
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Behavioral cardiology
  • Behavioral oncology
  • Behavioral orthopedics and sports medicine
  • Chronic disease
  • Cultural competence and diversity
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Integrated primary and behavioral care
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Pain and disability
  • Patient-centered medical home
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Preventive medicine
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Stress and coping

Editors and Affiliations

  • Behavioral Medicine Research Center, Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Miami, USA

    Marc D. Gellman

About the editor

Marc Gellman, PhD, is Research Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Miami, FL, where he is also Associate Director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center, Associate Director of the Health Psychology Training Program, and Associate Director of the Behavioral Medicine Training Program. He is the former Secretary of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine and long time Board Member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and serves on the Editorial Boards of the journals Health Psychology, Psychophysiology, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Psychosomatic Medicine, and the International Journal of Psychophysiology. He is a member of American Psychological Association, the American Psychosomatic Society, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and is also Chairman of the Financial Planning Committee and Program Advisor for the upcoming Eleventh International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, to be held in Washington, DC in 2010.

Previously, Dr Gellman was the Program Chair for the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the Program Co-chair for the International Society of Behavioral Medicine. He served on the Editorial Board of the Sage Publications scientific book series Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology from 1997 to 2004. He also served as Program Advisor for the Tenth International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, held in Tokyo in August 2008.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

  • Editors: Marc D. Gellman

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39903-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Reference Module Medicine

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-39901-6

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XCIX, 2375

  • Number of Illustrations: 35 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Health Sciences, Health Psychology, Public Health, Sociology

Buying options

eBook USD 1,399.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-39903-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 1,499.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)