Benefit finding predicts improved emotional health following cardiac rehabilitation
Health psychology is concerned with understanding how biology, behavior, and social context influence health and illness. Recent advances in psychological, medical, and physiological research have led to a new way of thinking about health and illness. This book presents topical research gathered from across the globe in the study of health psychology, including leisure and depression in midlife; the benefits of humor on health and pain; hypnosis for the treatment of chronic pain; benefit finding relating to better emotional health in heart patients; blaming parents for their children's weight issues.
Smith, B.W., Paulette J. Christopher, Laura E. Bouldin, Erin M.Tooley, Jennifer F. Bernard and J. Alexis Ortiz. 2011. "Benefit finding predicts improved emotional health following cardiac rehabilitation." In Ryan E. Murphy (Ed.) Health Psychology. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.