Third edition of Gurung’s major text, ‘Health Psychology,’ is hot off the presses

Newly released through Wadsworth Press is the third edition of UW-Green Bay Prof. Regan A.R. Gurung’s book, Health Psychology: A Cultural Approach. The 592-page hardcover textbook updates previous editions released in 2006 and 2010. Gurung, a Wisconsin professor of the year honoree who teaches in the Human Development and Psychology programs, is the current holder of the University’s Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professorship. Health Psychology: A Cultural Approach focuses on key determinants of behavior such as family, ethnicity, and religion — which are not always highlighted in health psychology books. Special sections that showcase clinical applications, coverage of personality and social psychological theories, and chapters devoted to variations in cultural beliefs, human development, and different diseases combine to offer a varied picture. New material includes expanded coverage of health disparities, more coverage on research conducted by interdisciplinary teams, broader discussion of new models of health behavior change, and information on national interventions to decrease childhood obesity, and more. More on the book.