Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 November 2018

552 Pages

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190676384

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The Oxford Handbook of Integrative Health Science

Edited by Carol D. Ryff and Robert F. Krueger

Oxford Library of Psychology

  • Responds to critical need to understand human health from an integrative approach
  • Demonstrates how integrative science is enacted via the MIDUS study and shows a rich array of findings that have followed
  • Underscores the importance of a life-course approach to integrative health science, which includes studying the long-term reach of early life experience to adult health
  • Contextualizes health research by linking it to experiences in work and family life
  • Takes mainstream topics in psychology (cognition, emotion, personality, well-being) and links them to diverse health outcomes, including biological risk factors
  • Provides significant attention social inequalities and health via elaboration of the intervening psychosocial and biological pathways
  • Advances important knowledge regarding factors that prevent or delay onset of health problems