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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.

Summary and the Way Ahead
Summary and the way ahead

In this final chapter, I bring together the underlying themes, issues and concepts that have recurred throughout this book. Some of these were obvious to me from the inception of the book, whilst others have suggested themselves, sometimes rather audaciously, during the process of carefully sifting through the research literature and various sources of information whilst compiling these chapters. The ten preceding chapters cover a range of psychological issues related to child health, from the effects of stress during pregnancy to issues of relevance to adult survivors ...

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