How does caregiving affect health and well-being and what resources help caregivers? This book provides a synthesis of psychological research on caregiver stress and brings attention to the personal, social and structural factors that affect caregivers' well-being and as well as recent behavioral interventions to enhance health.
Tracey A Revenson is Professor of Psychology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA. She has authored ten volumes, including the Handbook of Health Psychology and Couples Coping with Stress. She is Senior Associate Editor of Annals of Behavioral Medicine and received the Nathan Perry Award for Career Contributions to Health Psychology in 2013.
Konstadina Griva is Associate Professor of Health Psychology at National University of Singapore (NUS). She is a chartered Psychologist and health services researcher whose research examines chronic disease management and measurement.
Aleksandra Luszczynska is Professor of Psychology at the University of Social Sciences & Humanities, Poland, and Associate Research Professor at the Trauma, Health, & Hazards Center, University of Colorado, USA. She is past president of the Health Psychology Division of the International Association of Applied Psychology and is the editor-in-chief of Anxiety, Stress, & Coping.
Valerie Morrison is a Chartered Psychologist and Professor of Health Psychology at Bangor University, UK, where she is also College Lead for Research with Impact. She is co-author of a leading European textbook, An Introduction to Health Psychology.
Efharis Panagopoulou was trained as a health psychologist at Leiden University, The Netherlands. She received a European Leadership Grant to return to Greece to study stress and emotions in healthcare. She is currently the Director of the Personal and Professional Development Program of the Medical School of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Noa Vilchinsky is the Director of the Psychocardiology Research Lab, Department of Psychology, Bar Ilan University, Ramat- Gan, Israel. Dr. Vilchinsky is also a certified rehabilitation psychologist and teaches in the Rehabilitation Psychology track for graduate students at the Psychology department of Bar-Ilan University.
Mariët Hagedoorn is Professor in the Department of Health Psychology at the University Medical Center, University of Groningen (UMCG), in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on couples coping with illness.
1. What is Caregiving and How Should We Study It? 2. Caregiving Outcomes 3. Caregiving as a Dyadic Process 4. The Emotional Experience of Caregiving 5. Gender and Caregiving: The Costs of Caregiving for Women 6. The Influence of Culture on Caregiving Cognitions and Motivations 7. Personality and Caregiving 8. Interventions to Support Caregivers