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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 Parental Illness and Death
The experience of parental illness and death

In this chapter, I stay focused on the experience of the child, and the effects of psychosocial factors on the child's health and well-being, but with a difference. Cast an eye back over the previous chapters: in Part I, we examined the influence of parental stress during pregnancy and the physical health outcomes of stress during childhood, including the experience of childcare, in otherwise healthy children; in Part II, we then focused on the experience of acute and ...

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