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  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Research Methods and Ethical Issues
Research methods and ethical issues

This chapter will outline psychobiological research methods and assessment tools relevant to child health psychology. The emphasis is on quantitative assessment, but the use of qualitative and mixed methods research techniques is also outlined. Attention is paid to practical issues, such as communication and compliance, in applying health psychology to child research. The importance of ethical considerations is also covered as a special issue within this area of work.

The concept of the biopsychosocial model was described in Chapter 1, ...

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