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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.

Defining Health, Illness and Well-being
Defining health, illness and well-being

Having set the scene of child health psychology in Chapter 1, this chapter provides the more in-depth definitions and theories central to subsequent chapters. It begins with some basic definitions of health and well-being, before expanding into psychobiological theories of stress and illness. Whilst much of this information comes from the adult literature, it is not assumed that theories and models of stress in ...

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