Attitudes & Health Bibliography

The references below all scientifically support the amazing connection between mind and body

Ader, Robert, Cohen, N. and Felten, D 1995, "Psychoneuroimmunology: Interactions Between the Nervous System and the Immune System", Lancet 345:99-103

Baars, Bernard J., "Why Volition is a Foundation Problem for Psychology." Consciousness and Cognition 1993 2:281-309 Barton, Scott, "Chaos, Self-Organization, and Psychology." American Psychologist, Jan 1994, 49(1):5-14

Bacon, C., Remeker, R. And Ertler, M. 1952, A psychosomatic survey of cancer of the breast Psychosomatic Medicine 1952;14:453-460

Berkman, Lisa F. and Syme, Leonard, "Social Networks, Host Resistance, and Mortality: A Nine-Year Follow-Up Study of Alameda County Residents." American Journal of Epidemiology 109(2):186-203, 1979

Blakeslee, Thomas R.  Digital design with standard MSI and LSI: design techniques for the computer age. John Wiley Inc WIE, Sep 1981; Paperback;

Blakeslee, Thomas R., The Right Brain. New York: Doubleday 1980

Blakeslee, Thomas R., Beyond the Conscious Mind: Unlocking the Secrets of the Self. Plenum Press, New York, 1996.

Blakeslee, Thomas R., The Attitude Factor: Extend Your Life by Changing the Way You Think. Thorsons/Harper Collins, London, 1997

Bygren LO, Konlaan BB, Johansson SE, "Attendence at cultural events, reading books or periodicals, and making music or singing in a choir as determinants for survival: Sweedish interview survey of living conditions" BMJ 313:1577-1580, 1996 (People attending cultural events often had 2.38X better 9 yr survival. n = 15,198)

Cohen, Bernard l., "Catalog of Risks Extended and Updated." Health Physics 61(3):317-335, 1991, **An excellent discussion of risks with many calculated risk factors.

Cohen, Bernard l., "How to Assess the Risks You Face." Consumer's Research 75:11-16, June 1992

Cohen, Sheldon, Tyrrell, David and Smith, Andrew P., Psychological Stress and Susceptibility to the Common Cold, The New England Journal of Medicine 1991;325(9):606-611.Pennebaker, James W., Opening Up, Avon, New York, 1990

Cohen Sheldon, Doyle WJ, Skoner DP, Rabin BS and Gwaltney JM, "Social Ties and Susceptibility to the Common Cold" JAMA 227(24):1940-1944, 1997

Cowley, Geoffrey and Springen, Karen, "Critical Mass.", Newsweek, September 25, 1995, p.66-67, **A new study of 100,000 nurses which relates longevity to overweight.

Cushman, Phillip, "Why the Self is Empty: Toward a Historically Situated Psychology." American Psychologist, May 1990, 45(5):599- 611

Darnay, Arsen ed, Statistical Record of Older Americans, Gale Research, Detroit, 1994

Desharnais, Raymond et al, "Aerobic Exercise and the Placebo Effect: A Controlled Study." Psychosomatic Medicine, 55:149-154, 1993

Deutscher, Irwin, What We Say/ What We Do, Scott Foresman, Glenview, 1973

Dienstbier, Richard A., "Arousal and Physiological Toughness: Implications for Mental and Physical Health." Psychological Review 96(1):84-100, 1989

Dienstbier, Richard A., LaGuardia, Robert and Wilcox, Noreen, "The Relationship of Temperament to Tolerance of Cold and Heat: Beyond 'Cold Hands-Warm Heart'." Motivation and Emotion 11(3):269-295, 1987

Elliot, Robert S., From Stress to Strength, Bantam, New York, 1994, Describes how "hot reaction" to stress causes permanent heart damage.

Everson, Susan A. Et al (1996). "Hopelessness and Risk of Mortality and Incidence of Myocardial Infraction and Cancer", Psychosomatic Medicine 58:113 (2428 men tested for hopelessness. 6 years later 3.4X as many dead.)

Eysenck, H. J. and Grossarth-Maticek "Creative Novation Behavior Therapy as a Prophylactic Treatment for Cancer and Coronary Heart Disease: Part II - Effects of Treatment." Behavior Research and Therapy 29(1):17-31, 1991, ** Important. See companion article by Grossarth-Maticek.

Eysenck, H. J. and Wilson, G. D., A Textbook of Human Psychology, MTP Press, Lancaster, England, 1976

Eysenck, H. J. Smoking, Personality and Stress, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1991b

Eysenck, H. J., "Cancer, Personality and Stress: Prediction and Prevention." Advances in Behavior Research and Therapy 16:167-215, 1994,** An excellent review of all of the literature. The source of figure 5.

Eysenck, Michael W., The Blackwell Dictionary of Cognitive Psychology. Cambridge: Blackwell Publishers, 1990

Fernandez-Ballesteros, Rocio, Zamarron, Ruiz, Sabastian and Spielberger. "Assessing Emotional Expression: Spanish adaptation of the Rationality/Emotional Defensiveness Scale. Personality and Individual Differences 22(5):719-729, 1997

Gove, Walter R. and Hughes, Michael, "Reexamining the Ecological Fallacy: A Study in Which Aggregate Data Are Critical in Investigating the Pathological Effects of Living Alone.", Social Forces 58(4):1157-1177, 1980

Greer, s. and Morris, Tina, "Psychological Attributes of Women Who Develop Breast Cancer: A controlled Study." Journal of Psychosomatic Research 19:147-153, 1975

Greer, S., Morris, T. and Pettingale, K. W. "Psychological Response to Cancer: Effect on Outcome." The Lancet, October 13, 1979, p.785-787 also see 15 year follow up in Lancet 335:49-50, 1990

Grossarth-Maticek, Ronald, Sozialwissenschaftliche Aspekte in der Krebsforschung: meine Konzeption, Methode, vorläufige Erbenisse. 1977

Grossarth-Maticek, Ronald, Soziales Verhalten und die Krebserkrankung: empirische Studien, Differentialdiagnostik, experimentell, Therapieforschung, 1979

Grossarth-Maticek, Ronald, Lebensverändernde Ereignisse, psychosoziale Dispositionen und Krankheitsausbruch: medizinsoziologische, Untersuchungen an, 1980

Ronald Grossarth-Maticek und Helm Stierlin, Krebsrisiken. Überlebenschancen. Wie Körper, Seele und soziale Umwelt zusammenwirken.Auer Verlag, Heidelberg, 1998.

Grossarth-Maticek (1989a), R.,"Disposition, Exposition, Verhaltensmuster, Organvorschadigung und Stimulierung des zentralen Nervensystems in der Atiologie des Bronchial-,Magen- und Leberkarzinoms," Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Onkologie 21:62-78.

Grossarth-Maticek and R., Eysenck, H. J, "Creative Novation Behaviour Therapy as a Prophylactic Treatment for Cancer and Coronary Heart Disease: Part I - Description of Treatment." Behaviour Research and Therapy 29(1):1-16, 1991, ** Tells how they reduced mortality rate by a factor of 4.3 in high-risk people over 40. See Eysenck '91 for companion article. (Eysenck co-authored many of Grossarth's articles in english-see listings under his name.)

Grossarth-Maticek, R. and Eysenck, H. J., "Is Media Information that Smoking Causes Illness a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?." Psychological Reports 65:177-178, 1989

Grossarth-Maticek, R.(1988), Eysenck, H. J., and Vetter, H., "Personality Type, Smoking Habit and Their Interaction as Predictors of Cancer and Coronary Heart Disease." Personality and Individual Differences 9 (2):479-495, 1988. * Complete review of the amazing results of early Yugoslav and Heidelberg studies of four personality types and mortality.

Grossarth-Maticek, Ronald, Bastiaans, Jan and Kanazir, Dusan, "Psychosocial Factors as Strong Predictors of Mortality from Cancer, Ischaemic Heart Disease and Stroke: The Yugoslav Prospective study." Journal of Psychosomatic Research 29(2):167- 176, 1985, About the significance of the 11 rationality questions.

Grossarth-Maticek , Ronald, Eysenck, Hans, Reider, Hermann and Racik, Lyobasa. "PsychologicalFactors as Determinants of Success in Football and Boxing: The Effects of Behaviour Therapy", Int Journal of Sports Psychology 21:237-255 , 1990a

Grossarth-Maticek and Eysenck, H. J. "Prediction of Cancer and Coronary Heart Disease as a Function of Method of Questionaire Administration." Psychological Reports 73:943-959, 1993

Grossarth-Maticek, R. and Eysenck, H.J. (1995) "Self-regulation and mortality from cancer, coronary heart disease, and other causes: A prospective study" Personality and Individual Differences" 19(6):781-795 **Very important report of the self-regulation experiment. Note: The 6 groups on the charts are confusing. They represent the following six test score ranges: 1-2, 2-3, 3-3.5, 3.5-4, 4-5 and 5-6.

Grossarth-Maticek (1996) Ronald, "When is Drinking Bad for Your Health?: The Interaction of Drinking and Self-Regulation", (manuscript)

Hafen, Brent, Karren, Keith, Frandsen, Kathryn and Smith, N. Lee, Mind-Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions and Relationships, Allyn & Bacon, Boston 1996

Heimberg, Richard and Becker, Robert, "Cognitive Behavioral Group Treatment for Social Phobia: Comparison with a Credible Placebo Control." Cognitive Therapy and Research 14(1):1-23

House, James S., Landis, Karl R., and Umberson, Debra, "Social Relationships and Health." Science 29:540-545, 1988

Jeffers, Susan, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, Ballantine, New York, 1987, ** An excellent book on overcoming your fears.

Johnson, TE, Lithgow, GJ and Murakami, S,(1996) "Hypothesis: interventions that increase the response to stress offer the potential for effective life prolongation and increased health." Journal of Gerontology: Biological Science Medical Science, 51(6):B392-395. *Pollution may be good for you!

Keeney, Ralph, "Facts of Life About Risks." New England Journal of Medicine 331:189-190

Kiecolt-Glaser et al. 1995,Slowing of Wound Healing by Psychological Stress", Lancet 346:1194-1196, *Slower healing of punch biopsy wounds in caregivers.

Klerman, Gerald l. and Weissman, Myrna M., "Increasing Rates of Depression." JAMA 261(15):2229-2235, 1989

Knekt, Paul et al, "Elevated Lung Cancer Risk among Persons with Depressed Mood" American Journal of Epidemiology 144(12):1096-1103

Lang, Frieder R. and Carstensen, Laura L., "Close Emotional Relationships in Late Life: Further Support for Proactive Aging in the Social Domain." Psychology and Aging 9(2):315-324, 1994

Laudenslager, M. L., Ryan, S. M., Drugan, R. C., Hyson, R. L. And Maier, S.F. 1983. "Coping and immunosuppression: Inescapable but not escapable shock suppresses lymphocyte proliferation. Science, 221:568-570

Le Doux, Joseph E., "Cognitive-Emotional Interactions in the Brain." Cognition and Emotion, 3(4):267-289, 1989

Leaf, Alexander, Youth in Old Age, McGraw Hill, New York, 1975

Lew, Edward A., and Garfinkel, Lawrence, "Variations in Mortality by Weight Among 750,000 Men and Women." Journal of Chronic Disease 32:563-576, 1979

Linville, Patricia W., "Self-Complexity as a Cognitive Buffer Against Stress-Related Illness and Depression." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 52(4):663-676, 1987

Locke, Steven et al "Life Change Stress, Psychiatric Symptoms, and Natural Killer Activity." Psychosomatic Medicine 46(5):441-453, 1984

Loehr, James Toughness Training For Life ,Plume 1993. Excellent. By a famous sports trainer.

London, Perry, and Klerman, Gerald l., "Evaluating Psychotherapy", American Journal of Psychiatry. June 1982, 139(6):709-717

Luborsky, Lester, Singer, Barton, and Luborsky, Lise, "Comparative Studies of Psychotherapies: Is it true that 'everyone has won and all must have prizes?', Archives of General Psychiatry, Aug 1975, 32:995-1008

Manson, Joann E. et al "Body Weight and Mortality Among Women." New England Journal of Medicine, 333(11):677-684, 1995

Masters and Johnson, Sex and Human Loving. Little Brown, Boston, 1982

Mathews, P.M., Froelich, C.J., Sibbitt, W.L. Jr.and Bankhurst, A.D.,1983, Enhancement of Natural Cytotoxicity by B-endorphin, Journal of Immunology 1983;130:1658-1662

McCraty, Rollin, Atkinson, Mike, Rein, Glen and Watkins, Alan, 1996, "Music Enhances the Effect of Positive Emotional States on Salivary IgA" Stress Medicine, 12:167-175

McHugh, Paul R., "Psychiatric Misadventures", American Scholar, Autumn 1992, 61(4):497-510

Meyer and Haggerty 1962 Streptococcal infection in families: factors altering susceptibility. Pediatrics 29:539-549

Meyers, David, The pursuit of Happiness Morrow, New York, 1992

Murray, Linda, "Bedroom Healing." Longevity December 1994 p. 28.

Nesbit, Richard and Wilson, Timothy, "Telling More Than We Can Know: Verbal Reports on Mental Processes." Psychological Review, May 1977 84(3):231-265

Ornstein, Robert and Sobel, Danial, The Healing Brain, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1987

Ortony, A, Clore, G., & Collins, A., The Cognitive Structure of Emotions. Cambridge Univ, 1988

Palmblad, Jan, "Stress and Human Immunilogic Competence." in Neural Modulation of Immunity, Guillemin, R. ed, Raven Press, New York,1985.

Pert, Candace, Ruff, Michael, Weber, Richard and Herkenham, Miles, "Neuropeptides and their receptors: A psychosomatic Network" The Journal of Immunology, 135(2):820-826, 1985

Pert, Candace B, Molecules of Emotion: Why you feel the way you feel, Scribner NY 1997

Peterson, Christopher, "Explanatory Style as a Risk Factor for Illness." Cognitive Therapy and Research 12(2):119-132, 1988

Prioleau, Leslie, Murdock, Martha, and Brody, Nathan, "An analysis of psychotherapy verses placebo studies", The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1983, 6:275-310 (Recommended. Includes peer review discussion.)

Quander-Blaznik, Jutta, "Personality as a Predictor of Lung Cancer: A Replication." Personality and Individual Differences 12(2):125-130, 1991. A small-scale replication of Grossarth-Maticek’s work.

Ross, Jerilyn, Triumph Over Fear, Bantam, New York, 1994, ** An excellent book about treatment of phobias.

Rossi, Ernest L., The Psychobiology of Mind-Body Healing, Norton, New Your, 1986

Sampson, Edward E., "The Decentralization of Identity." American Psychologist, Nov 1985, 49(11):1203-1211

Sampson, Edward, :The Debate on Individualism:Indigenous Psychologies of the Individual and Their Role in Personal and Societal Functioning." American Psychologist, Jan 1988, 43(1):15-22

Schaffer, John W., Graves, Pirkko, Swank, Robert and Pearson, Thomas, "Clustering of Personality Traits in Youth and the Subsequent Development of Cancer Among Physicians." Journal of Behavioral Medicine 10(5):441-447, 1987

Schmitz, Paul G., "Personality, Stress Reactions and Disease." Personality and Individual Differences 6:683-691, 1992

Schoeman, Ferdinand David, Privacy and Social Freedom, Cambridge University, 1992

Seligman, Martin E. P., Learned Optimism, Oxford, New York, 1993

Seligman, Martin E. P., The Optimistic Child, Random House, New York, 1995

Seligman, Martin E. P., What You Can Change..And What You Can't, Fawcett Columbine, New York, 1993

Sipski ML Alexander CJ Rosen RC "Orgasm in women with spinal cord injuries: a laboratory-based assessment." Arch Phys Med Rehabil (1995 Dec) 76(12):1097-102

Smith, Mary Lee, and Glass, Gene V., "Meta-Analysis of Psychotherapy Outcome Studies", American Psychologist. September 1977, p 752-760

Solomon, Robert C. The Passions. Doubleday New York 1976 *An excellent book on the logic of emotions and the meaning in life.

Stone, Arthur A., Reed, Bruce R. and Neale, John M. 1987, "Changes in Daily Event Frequency Precede Episodes of Physical Symptoms", Journal of Human Stress 13:70-74

Taylor, Robert, Health Fact, Health Fiction, Taylor Pub, Dallas, 1990

Thorpe, Susan J. and Salkovskis, Paul M., "Phobic Beliefs: Do Cognitive Factors Play a Role in Specific Phobias?" Behavior Research and Therapy 33(7):805-816, 1995

Urquhart, John and Heilman, Klaus, Risk Watch, Facts on File, New York, 1984

Vaillant, George, Adaptation to Life, Little Brown, Boston, 1977

Velmans, Max "Is Human Information Processing Conscious?." Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1991 14:651-726 also commentary in Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1993 16:2 p 404-415

Veltman, dirk j., Van Zijderveld, Gudo and Van Dyck, Richard, "Fear of Fear, Trait Anxiety and Aerobic Fitness in Relation to State Anxiety During Adrenalin Provocation." Anxiety, Stress and Coping 7:279-289, 1994

Visintainer, Madelon, Volpicelli, Joseph and Seligman, Martin, 1982, "Tumor Rejection in Rats After Inescapable or Escapable Shock" Science 216(23):437-438

Waldrop, Mitchell, Complexity. Simon & Schuster, New York, 1992


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