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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 Experience of Stress During Childhood
The experience of stress during childhood

In tandem with Chapter 4, which examined the influence of the prenatal environment, including stress during pregnancy, on birth outcome and subsequent child health, this chapter considers the effect of stress during childhood on health during childhood and beyond. Whilst the focus of this chapter is on health in early childhood, as this is where the majority of research has been conducted, as with pregnancy effects ...

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