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Interdisciplinary Research: Case Studies from Health and Social Science

Frank Kessel, Patricia Rosenfield, and Norman Anderson


Interdisciplinary research now receives a great deal of attention because of the rich, creative contributions it often generates. But a host of factors — institutional, interpersonal, and intellectual — also make a daunting challenge of conducting research outside one's usual domain. This book is a guide to the most effective avenues for collaborative and integrative research in the social, behavioral, and bio-medical sciences. It provides answers to questions such as what is the best way to conduct interdisciplinary research on topics related to human health, behavior, and development? Which ... More

Keywords: collaborative research, integrative research, human health, human behavior, human development, funding streams, case studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195324273
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank Kessel, editor
College of Education, The University of New Mexico

Patricia Rosenfield, editor
Carnegie Scholars, Carnegie Corporate of New York

Norman Anderson, editor
American Psychological Association

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Part I: Home is Where the Heart is: The Social World and Cardiovascular Health and Disease

1 Domain Introduction

John T. Cacioppo

3 Risk of Hypertensive Heart Disease

Kathleen C. Light, Susan S. Girdler, and Alan L. Hinderliter

4 Status, Stress, and Heart Disease

Jay R. Kaplan and Stephen B. Manuck

Part II: Mind Matters: Affective and Cognitive Neuroscience

5 Domain Introduction

Richard J. Davidson

6 Affective Neuroscience

Richard J. Davidson

8 Plasticity and Health

Michael J. Meaney

Part III: Positive Health: What Nourishes Who Flourishes?

9 Domain Introduction

Carol D. Ryff

10 Thriving in the Face of Challenge

Carol D. Ryff and Burton Singer

Part IV: In Search of Methuselah: Population Perspectives on Health and Longevity

Part V: A Tale of Two Cities: Prevention and Management of HIV/AIDS

16 Domain Introduction

Neil Schneiderman

17 Learning to Cope with HIV/AIDS

Neil Schneiderman and Michael Antoni

18 The Evolution of HIV Prevention in San Francisco

Margaret A. Chesney and Thomas J. Coates

Closing Commentary

Patricia L. Rosenfield and Frank Kessel

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