Handbook of Physiological Research Methods in Health Psychology

Editors: Luecken, Linda J. and Gallo, Linda C.
Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Single-User Purchase Price: $231.00
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ISBN: 978-1-4129-2605-8
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 34
Book Status: Available
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The Handbook of Physiological Research Methods in Health Psychology provides thorough, state-of-the-art, and user-friendly coverage of basic techniques for measurement of physiological variables in health psychology research. It is designed to serve as a primary reference source for researchers and students interested in expanding their research to consider a biopsychosocial approach.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction to the Measurement of Physiological Processes
  • 1. Physiological Research Methods in Health Psychology: Applications of the Biopsychosocial Model - Linda C. Gallo, Linda J. Luecken
  • 2. Measuring Physiological Processes in Biopsychosocial Research: Basic Principles amid Growing Complexity - Timothy W. Smith, Bert N. Uchino
  • Physiological Systems and Assessments
  • 3. Measurement of Cortisol - Nancy A. Nicolson
  • 4. Sympathetic Hormones in Health Psychology Research - Paul J. Mills, Michael G. Ziegler
  • 5. Assessment of Salivary α-Amylase in Biobehavioral Research - Douglas A. Granger, Katie T. Kivlighan, Mona El-Sheikh, Elana B. Gordis and Laura R. Stroud
  • 6. The Measurement of Blood Pressure in Cardiovascular Research - William Gerin, Tanya M. Goyal, Elizabeth Mostofsky and Daichi Shimbo
  • 7. Cardiovascular Stress Reactivity - Tanya M. Goyal, Daichi Shimbo, Elizabeth Mostofsky and William Gerin
  • 8. Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring - Denise Janicki-Deverts, Thomas W. Kamarck
  • 9. Noninvasive Assessment of Autonomic Influences on the Heart: Impedance Cardiography and Heart Rate Variability - Julian F. Thayer, Anita L. Hansen and Bjorn Helge Johnsen
  • 10. Laboratory-Based Measures of Immune Parameters and Function - Shamini Jain, Suzi Hong, Laura Redwine and Paul J. Mills
  • 11. Immunological Functioning II: Field Measures and Viral Challenge - Aric A. Prather, Anna L. Marsland
  • Broad Markers of Health and Disease Risk
  • 12. Measuring Adiposity in Health Research - Mary C. Davis
  • 13. The Measurement of Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, and Physical Function - Jennifer L. Etnier
  • 14. Metabolic Syndrome - Katri Räikkönen, Eero Kajantie, Anna Rautanen and Johan G. Eriksson
  • 15. Lipid, Lipoprotein, and Inflammatory Markers of Atherosclerosis - Catherine M. Stoney
  • 16. Measurement of Sleep by Polysomnography - Martica Hall, Michele L. Okun, Charles W. Atwood, Daniel J. Buysse and Patrick J. Trollo, Jr.
  • Emerging Topics
  • 17. Neuroimaging: Overview of Methods and Applications - Lee Ryan, Gene E. Alexander
  • 18. Electroencephalography and Event-Related Potentials - Daren C. Jackson, Cory A. B. Jackson
  • 19. Genetic Factors in Psychophysiological Research - Jeanne McCaffery
  • About the Editors
  • About the Contributors