New book on wellness by Psychology/Human Development faculty and alumni
Professor Regan A.R. Gurung of Psychology and Human Development is the editor of the new book Multicultural Approaches to Health and Wellness in America, published by Praeger. It includes chapters by two UW-Green Bay faculty colleagues, Kristin Vespia and Dean Von Dras, and by three alumni of the Psychology program, Pilar Gauthier of the Menominee Nation, Class of 2009; Angela Roethel (Wendorf), Class of 2007; and Kate Florer, Class of 2012. The two-volume hardcover, 672 pages in all, explores the reality that a growing number of Americans do not solely use Western medicine. The chapters explore cultural variations in health and sickness practices, and delve into health practices such as Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine that focuses on the body, the sense organs, the mind, and the soul; traditional Chinese medicine; and others.