Dr. Linda Brannon is a Professor of Psychology at McNeese State University, where she teaches a variety of courses in the undergraduate and graduate curricula. Dr. Brannon has been part of the McNeese faculty since she received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. She also is a licensed psychologist in the state of Louisiana and the 1998 recipient of the MSU Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award.
Dr. Brannon recently completed the 7th edition of Health Psychology: An Introduction to Behavior and Health, co-authored with Jess Feist. This book, a mainstay in the field of health psychology since the first edition in the 1980s, is known for its scholarship, strong research base, and balanced coverage of cognitive, behavioral, and biological approaches to health psychology. Topics include stress, pain, coping, behavior and chronic disease, and injuries and disease prevention through behavioral modification. Chapters include tips in how to check health risks and how to become healthier. Translations are available in Chinese, Korean, and Spanish.