Behavior and Medicine, new edition

Help medical students prepare for behavioral science examinations!

About the book

 

The latest edition of this popular textbook on the behavioral and social sciences in medicine has been fully revised and updated to meet the latest requirements on teaching recommended by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). It is an invaluable resource for behavioral science foundation courses and exam preparation in the fields of medicine and health, including the USMLE Step 1. Its 23 chapters are divided into five core sections: mind–body interactions in health and disease, patient behavior, the physician’s role, physician–patient interactions, and social and cultural issues in health care.

Under the careful guidance and editing of Danny Wedding, PhD, Distinguished Consulting Faculty Member, Saybrook University, Oakland, CA, and Margaret L. Stuber, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, nearly 40 leading educators from major medical faculties have contributed to produce this well-designed textbook.

The following unique features of Behavior and Medicine make it one of the most popular textbooks for teaching behavioral sciences:

  • Based on the core topics recommended by the NAM
  • Numerous case examples, tables, charts, and boxes for quick access to information
  • Resources for students and instructors, including USMLE-style review Q & As
  • Specific “Tips for the Step” in each chapter guide learning
  • The use of works of art, poetry, and aphorisms “humanize” the material
  • Comprehensive, trustworthy, and up-to-date
  • Competitive price

Features for Teachers and Resources

The editors

Danny Wedding, PhD, MPH

Saybrook University, Oakland, CA and University of the Caribbean, Cupecoy, Sint Maarten.
Danny trained as a clinical psychologist and he has taught medical students and psychiatry residents throughout his career. Danny retired from the University of Missouri School of Medicine, but he continues to write, lecture, and consult from his home in Berkeley, California.

Margaret L. Stuber, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Margi has worked in medical student education at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for almost 30 years and is the Associate Chair for Medical Student Education for the department of Psychiatry. Her newest adventure is serving as the Program Director for the UCLA/VA Greater Los Angeles Psychiatry Residency Program.

Exam copy for teachers

The contributors

Anjuli Amin, PhD, VA Greater Los Angeles, CA
Chloe C. Boyle, PhD, Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, MACP, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Brenda Bursch, PhD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Steven Cody, PhD, Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital, Charleston, WV
Andrew B. Collins, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Arthur G. Gomez, MD, FACP, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA/VA Greater Los Angeles, CA
Aaron J. Greene, MD, UCLA/VA Greater Los Angeles, CA
Kristine Jo Harrington, DNP, RN, AGNP-C, Portland School of Nursing/Providence Medical Center, Portland, OR
Peter Kunstadter, PhD, Program for HIV Prevention and Treatment, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Joseph D. LaBarbera, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
John C. Linton, PhD, ABPP, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, Charleston, WV
William R. Lovallo, PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, VA Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Gregory Makoul, PhD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
Kimberly N. Mallin, MD, American University of Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Robert Mallin, MD, American University of Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Rashmi S. Mullur, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA/VA Greater Los Angeles, CA

Todd E. Peters, MD, Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD
Dean A. Sasaki, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA/VA Greater Los Angeles, CA
Steven C. Schlozman, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, MA
Adit V. Shah, MD, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Daniel J. Siegel, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Madeleine W. Siegel, Columbia University, New York, NY
David M. Snyder, MD, FAAP, UCSF School of Medicine, Fresno, CA
Kimberly A. Sobell, DO, ABP, ABOM, St. John’s Well Child and Family Center, Los Angeles, CA
Linda Carter Sobell, PhD, ABPP, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mark B. Sobell, PhD, ABPP, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Carl D. Stevens, MD, MPH, CareOregon, Portland, OR
Harsh K. Trivedi, MD, MBA, Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD
Valencia P. Walker, MD, MPH, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Lindsay Wells, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Sara E. Williams, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Brandon C. Yarns, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA/VA Greater Los Angeles, CA
Nicole E. Zahka, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Tongtong A. Zhu, MD, UCLA/VA Greater Los Angeles, CA