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The background and experiences in the psychology realm have well prepared Shelley Taylor to offer students a comprehensive resource available for rental in her textbook Health Psychology, ISBN 9780078035197. This edition places specific emphasis on health issues facing individuals today through the inclusion of current and easy-to-understand research...
The background and experiences in the psychology realm have well prepared Shelley Taylor to offer students a comprehensive resource available for rental in her textbook Health Psychology, ISBN 9780078035197. This edition places specific emphasis on health issues facing individuals today through the inclusion of current and easy-to-understand research examples as well as a thorough outline of interventions for those issues. Health issues specific to the life of college students is a major focus including those such as coping with stress, maintaining physical health, and making decisions about alcohol and smoking. Clear explanations are presented of the most up-to-date research on prevention, treatment, and causes, including social, genetic, and biological, of specific health related disorders. Past and current users of this textbook have plenty positive to say when describing its positive attributes. It is boasted as the most all-inclusive text available for the fairly new course of health psychology with grand comments about the accuracy and currency of material presented. Other positive comments point to its easy-to-understand writing style and grand organizational features. The expert behind the work on Health Psychology is that of Shelley Taylor. Receiving her Ph.D. in social psychology from Yale University, she currently serves as Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Taylor has also served as a visiting professorship at Yale, held assistant and associate professorships at Harvard University, and has served as the co-director of the Health Psychology program at UCLA. Taylor is a highly decorated professional, receiving several awards including the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Contribution to Psychology Award, a 10-year Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, and an Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award in Health Psychology. She is also a veteran writer, authoring more than 200 publications in journals and books and is also the author of Social Cognition, Positive Illusions, and The Tending Instinct.
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