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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.

Introduction: What Is Child Health Psychology?
Introduction: What is child health psychology?

Interest in the promotion and enhancement of health in children reflects a central human drive to protect and nurture, often in the hope of improving life chances and well-being for future generations. In this chapter, I begin by defining what is meant by child health psychology, and look at where it fits within the framework of psychology, health and medicine. I then start to consider what, how and why ...

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