Health and Behavior : Selected Perspectives

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Health and Behavior : Selected Perspectives

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521363525
  • DDC分類 610.19

Full Description


There is clear evidence of causal links between specific forms of behaviour and the improvement or deterioration of health states. Unless human behaviour can be influenced, there can be no progress in promoting health, preventing disease and alleviating suffering. This book is an important contribution to the understanding of the relationship between health and behaviour. Topics have been selected for expert review on the basis of their intrinsic importance and also their relative neglect in the published literature. They cover all stages of the life cycle and a range of social and cultural settings. Health workers and behavioural scientists, particularly those working in the fields of mental health, human development and community medicine, will find this a stimulating and informative work of direct relevance to their practice.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
1. Social and behavioural determinants of
mental disorders Heinz Hä
fner and Rainer Welz
2. Food-related behaviour M. Abdussalam, C.
Foster and F. Kä
ferstein
3. The psychosocial environment and the
development of competence in children Theodore
D. Wachs
4. Children in danger Philip Graham
5. Adolescent health care and disease
prevention in the Americas Beatrix A. Hamburg
6. Social networks and mental disorder (with
special reference to the elderly) Heinz Hä
fner and Rainer Welz
7. Mental health aspects of general health care
David Goldberg
8. The sociology of health care in developing
countries Debebar Banerji
9. Population movements and health: global
research needs Patricia L. Rosenfield
10. Health and behaviour: a worldwide
perspective David Hamburg and Norman Sartorius
Index.