Editura Universitara Health psychology - Applied approaches - Volume II - Adaptive behavior

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ISBN: 978-973-749-944-8

Publisher year: 2010

Edition: I

Pages: 200

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Health psychology is an extremely vast field of study, with profound implications in psychological practice in all areas of human and social life. This paper aims to provide those with additional training modern landmarks in this discipline. The set of volumes entitled “Health psychology - applied approaches - includes specialized studies, signed by Romanian authors, university teachers, practitioners from health organizations, but also young aspirants to a career in health. The objective of these publications is represented by the increase of the informative capital, the updating of the information within the university curriculum, the highlighting of some Romanian, international contributions, and, especially, of the personal contributions of the authors, capitalizing the current scientific interests and practical experience.

Both the studies in the volumes published in 2010 and those that will follow aim to cover general and specific topics in health psychology. In a review of the topics we mention the following topics: the need to study health psychology, models in health psychology (eg, biopsychosocial model), body systems (nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, etc.), diseases and psychology (in heart disease, diabetes, congestion, brain damage, arthritis, HIV, etc.), applications in specialized subfields (psychoendocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, psychocardiology, etc.), promoting healthy behavior (eg, maintaining a healthy diet, weight control, sleep , smoking and alcoholism - psychological, social aspects, treatment strategies), patterns of behavior change, accident prevention, behavior and severe diagnoses, such as cancer, stress and determinants, illness, personality and coping, well-being, social and family support , couple, mental balance, the role of the psychologist in the therapy of sick people, answer emotional disorders in chronic diseases (denial, anxiety, depression), techniques for controlling thoughts, emotions or other maladaptive symptoms, pain and chronic disease management, pain psychotherapy (hypnosis, guided imagery, patient distraction, etc.), quality of life, psychological intervention in chronic disease, patient education, health promotion programs, methodological aspects (evaluation, measurement of health status and countless psycho-behavioral variables), challenges of research and applications of health psychology in certain existential settings (family, clinics, organizations , etc.), use of health services, interventions in hospitals or specialized units, hospitalization of children, preparation for medical interventions, characteristics of people working in the field of health, psychologist-patient communication, patient-doctor, analysis of costs necessary to run programs health etc.


To these topics are added modern contributions: the boundaries of psycho-behavioral normality, studies of healthy personality, positive personality, psychological aspects in brain pathologies, maladaptive phenomena, mental fragility in psychosomatic disorders, studies on family and partnership dynamics, activities and therapeutic relationships, current standards of practice in the field of health psychology, etc. The intention of the publisher, but also of the authors is to continue this editorial approach in the coming years, having the will to consolidate the training of applicants for employment in the field of health, but also of those who already work in these structures.
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Iuliana Armas is a PhD professor at the Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest (U.B.). He recently graduated from the Faculty of Psychology at the same institution. He is the author of several studies in environmental psychology published in international journals, but also of many specialized books. Under his leadership, large-scale multidisciplinary projects have been carried out on natural risk research and management in disaster situations. He is the founder and director of the Center for Risk Studies, Spatial Modeling and Dynamics of Terrestrial and Coastal Systems within the U.B.

Eugen Avram (editor) is a University Lecturer, PhD in psychology (a positive psychology thesis, at the University of Bucharest), holder in the Department of Psychology of the University of Bucharest and specialist clinical psychologist at the Emergency Clinical Hospital "Bagdasar-Arseni", Neurosurgery Section III. His specializations include (master studies): health management, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, organizational psychology. He also attended a series of specialization courses in management systems. He is the author and coordinator of 20 volumes in the field of health, neuropsychology, personality psychology and organizational psychology, over 20 chapters in collective volumes, 30 studies in periodicals, 3 articles in ISI journals.

Aurel Ion Clinciu is a university professor, “Transilvania” University of Brasov, doctor of psychology (with a thesis in clinical neuropsychology, at the University of Bucharest). For more than 20 years he has dedicated himself to clinical neuropsychology, having a rich experience in evaluating and counseling patients in Brasov Hospital. His competence includes the disciplines: general psychology, cognitive neuroscience, research methodology, psychodiagnostics (author of some instruments included in the first Romanian catalog of tests), clinical psychology, psychoanalysis. He is the author of over 40 studies, 4 specialized volumes and other book chapters in collective works.

Cristina Ioana Codreanu was born in 1976 in Iasi, she graduated from the State Faculty of Medicine "Gr.T.Popa" in Iasi in 2001 and the Faculty of Psychology from the University of Bucharest in 2009. She is currently a resident doctor in the second year on the specialty of family medicine, in the university center of Bucharest.

Laurentiu Mitrofan is an Associate Professor, Doctor of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bucharest. He is a well-known author on issues of social psychology, social pathology, author of numerous specialized studies. Books (selective): Group dynamics (University Course), CREDIS Publishing House, Bucharest, 2006; Psychological testing. Intelligence and skills ”(co-author), Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2005; Elements of social psychology, SPER Publishing House, Bucharest, 2004; Dimensions of social exclusion (co-author), SPER Publishing House, Collection of Experiential Notebooks no. 24, Bucharest, 2004; Interpersonal attraction or Romeo and Juliet in everyday life (from the X files of Social Psychology), SPER Publishing House, Bucharest, 2002; Friendship - a way of personality development and maturation, SPER Publishing House, Bucharest, 2001.

Aurel George Mohan is a doctor, doctoral student, University of Oradea, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy.

Marius Stanciu graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences and the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bucharest.

Alexandru Tascu is a doctor of medical sciences, primary neurosurgeon in department I Neurosurgery of the Bagdasar-Arseni Clinical Hospital, Bucharest. He is the head of works at the Department of Child Neurosurgery - UMF "Carol Davila", Bucharest. He has specializations in Israel, Belgium, France, competence in Health Services Management, master in Health Management.

Georgiana Ichimescu, Daniela Ionescu, Ioana Teodora Mihai, Cristina Avram, Denisa Florina Neacsu are trained in clinical psychology at the Faculty of Psychology / University of Bucharest.

Content


Chapter 1
Laurentiu Mitrofan
Social causes of eating disorders / 7
Chapter 2
Aurel Ion Clinciu
Assessment of eating disorders and body dissatisfaction in adolescents / 24
Chapter 3
Cristina I. Codreanu
Smoking: bio-psycho-social phenomenon / 40
Chapter 4
Daniela Ionescu
Drug addiction / 62
Chapter 5
Marius Stanciu
Alcohol dependence from an evolutionary perspective / 83
Chapter 6
Eugen Avram
Personality disorders / 113
Chapter 7
Alexandru Tascu
Disadaptive phenomena in traumatic brain disorders / 124
Chapter 8
Aurel G Mohan
Quality of life, stress and depression / 142
Chapter 9
Iuliana Armas, Eugen Avram
Perception of seismic risk and human vulnerability / 161
Chapter 10
Daniela Ionescu, Georgiana Ichimescu, Denisa F. Neacsu, Cristina Avram, Ioana T Mihai
Manifestations of aggression / 175

Health psychology is an extremely vast field of study, with profound implications in psychological practice in all areas of human and social life. This paper aims to provide those with additional training modern landmarks in this discipline. The set of volumes entitled “Health psychology - applied approaches - includes specialized studies, signed by Romanian authors, university teachers, practitioners from health organizations, but also young aspirants to a career in health. The objective of these publications is represented by the increase of the informative capital, the updating of the information within the university curriculum, the highlighting of some Romanian, international contributions, and, especially, of the personal contributions of the authors, capitalizing the current scientific interests and practical experience.
 

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