Stress, Health, and Behavior

Richard McCarty

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April 27, 2023
ISBN 9781462551699
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“McCarty provides a tour-de-force synthesis of the massive literature on the biopsychological bases of a range of debilitating and life-threatening diseases. His thorough telling embraces the history of major discoveries and leaves us with a clear picture of the status quo. This is the book clinicians need as they conceive of innovative and timely treatments, and it is an excellent addition to a graduate course in Health Psychology or Psychosomatic Disorders.”

—Wolfgang Linden, PhD, Dipl-Psych, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada


“Stress is a ubiquitous element of modern life. This volume provides a comprehensive view of the history and current conceptualizations of stress, as well as connections to both physical disease and psychological and behavioral challenges. Chapters cover essential topics in stress research and interventions, with accessible language and informative tables and illustrations. This is a great resource in a complex area, and one that will likely become a standard reference and text.”

—Richard M. Ryan, PhD, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University; Distinguished Professor, Ewha Womans University, South Korea


“This book is a masterful achievement. It examines the intricate relationships that exist between stress, health, and behavior, beginning with one of the best historical reviews of the conceptualization of health and disease that I have seen, and following with comprehensive accounts of measurement approaches and specific disease processes. The chapter on the impact of racism as an acute and chronic stressor is particularly important. This book should be on the shelf of every clinical health psychologist and consultation-liaison psychiatrist. It is an outstanding text for advanced undergraduate courses in stress and health and health psychology, and for graduate courses in health psychology and behavioral medicine.”

—Alan L. Peterson, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio