The Oxford Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology

Suzanne C. Segerstrom

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Abstract

The present volume demonstrates how advances in psychological science can contribute to advancing knowledge in psychoneuroimmunology. The traditional focus on stress can be seen in several chapters, but this focus is also modernized in chapters dealing with specific stressful conditions, emotional reactions, and individual differences. The chapters also reveal an expansion of the levels of analysis from molecules to societies. The importance of the immune system for health at the beginning and end of life is reflected in chapters examining psychoneuroimmunological effects from pregnancy through infancy and in the latter decades of life. The chapters in this volume illustrate the best of PNI: cutting-edge models of how the outer and inner worlds interact with each other, and the complexity of both of those worlds.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages528
ISBN (Electronic)9780199971190
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 21 2012

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2012 by Oxford University Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Development
  • Inflammation
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology

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