About the Book
The book ‘Psychology and Health Promotion’ is a collection and compilation of seventeen articles focusing on health, its dimensions, role of psychosocial factors in health and initiation and progression of diseases and of course health promotion. The articles are grouped in three sections. first section deals with concept of health and its various dimensions, importance of sexual and reproductive health education, and the influence of print media on body satisfaction/dissatisfaction in boys and girls.
The second section, of this book includes seven articles related to psycho-social factors and health/diseases which deals with the relationship between duration of epilepsy and subjective well being, Childhood obesity, alexithymia and coping in normal and overweight females; sexual dysfunctions in spinal cord injured patients, psychosomatic stress in adolescents, psychosocial factors in the intimation and progression of cancer, and the relationship among burnout, occupational stress and well being amongst marketing agents. There are sex articles in the third section which examines the importance of attribution style in mental health and cognitive failures amongst alcoholics, the life satisfaction in the rural aged having religiosity and religious performance, the need for change in community based mental care research, the role of meaningfulness in life in health promoting behaviours, importance of yoga as health promotion strategy, and control and management of behavioural problems and health promotion.
About the Authors
Dr. Radhey Shyam, is presently working as Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, M.D.University, Rohtak (Haryana, India). He is recipient of Prof. Anima Sen award for best research paper for 2007, has over two decades of teaching and research experience in the area of Clinical & Health Psychology and Psychological measurement and assessment. He has completed major and minor research projects financed by UGC and other bodies. He has published more than four dozen of research papers in books and Journals of national and international repute. Many students have completed their M. Phil. and Ph.D. dissertations under his supervision. He has co edited three books- ‘Psychology of Well being’, ‘Psychoneuroimmunology’ and Clinical Child Psychology and has co authored two textbooks (in Hindi)- ‘Comprehensive Statistics for Behavioural Sciences’& ‘Modern Cognitive Psychology’
Professor (Dr.) S.R. Khan (Full Name Shams-ur Rehman Khan) is currently Dean, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Head of the Post Graduate Department of Psychology, University of Jammu, Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir). He has taught at the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, and International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur before joining University of Jammu. He posseses a Master’s, M.Phil and PhD in Psychology from Aligarh Muslim University with more than 28 years of teaching, training and clinical/counseling experience. He has 6 books and about 40 research papers published in national and international journals to his credit. His current areas of interest include Health and Wellbeing, Stress Management, Personality Development, Counseling and Psychotherapy.