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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 Influence of Prenatal Exposure to Stress
The influence of prenatal exposure to stress

To examine the effect of psychosocial factors on child health, I take a chronological perspective, starting with experiences before birth in this chapter, then moving on to consider psychosocial influences during childhood itself in Chapter 5. This chapter explores prenatal exposure to psychosocial stress, and ...

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