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Child Health Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Perspective is the first sole-authored textbook dedicated to the topic of health psychology as it applies to children and adolescents, drawing on research from several related disciplines including psychoneuroimmunology and developmental psychobiology. With an overarching biopsychosocial lifespan perspective, Turner-Cobb examines the effects of early life experience on health outcomes, as well as covering the experience of acute and chronic illness during childhood. Lots of helpful aids are provided per chapter including key learning objectives, textboxes putting spotlights on key pieces of research, lists of key concepts to revise, useful websites and further reading suggestions.

the Experience of Pain in Childhood
The experience of pain in childhood

In this chapter, I explore the biopsychosocial experience of pain and how children cope with pain, from neonates and infants through to the experience of pain in adolescence. To begin with, I consider the prevalence of pain in children and the context of pain relief through pharmacological intervention. I then compare the characteristics of the experience of acute pain (e.g., dental pain or pain ...

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