Contributions to Medical Psychology

Edited By

  • S. Rachman, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

The role of the clinical psychologist has traditionally been confined to psychiatry, but with the development in medicine of the importance of treating the 'whole man' it has been realized that we have neglected the psychological aspect of medical care. This book, the first in a series of volumes on the subject of medical psychology, provides 10 important contributions on how psychologists can provide a service and implement research in areas of medicine where the 'human aspect' has been eroded by technological advances
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Book information

  • Published: August 1977
  • Imprint: PERGAMON
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-020511-3


Table of Contents

(partial) Towards a new medical psychology, S Rachman. Psychological studies of doctor-patient communication, P Ley. Psychological preparation for hospitalization, B C Melamed. Operant conditioning of cardiovascular function - a behavioral analysis, B T Engel. A psychological analysis of tension headache, C Phillips. Clinical neuropsychology: review and preview, A W Buffrey. Psychology in paediatrics and child care, M. Berger. The pre-menstrual and menstrual syndrome: a psychological analysis, D Tatso and P Insel. Psychological approaches to sexual problems, A Broadhurst. The psychological modification of smoking, M Raw. Single case methodology in medical psychology, W Yule and D Hemsley