Definition and Scope

  • Michael Feuerstein
  • Elise E. Labbé
  • Andrzej R. Kuczmierczyk


In this chapter, the field of health psychology and what differentiates it from behavioral medicine is discussed, and this discussion is followed by an illustration of how health psychology can contribute to the understanding and management of a major health problem.


Coronary Heart Disease Health Psychology Behavior Pattern Behavioral Medicine Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factor 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Feuerstein
    • 1
  • Elise E. Labbé
    • 2
  • Andrzej R. Kuczmierczyk
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA
  2. 2.University of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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