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Child Health Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Perspective

by Julie Turner-Cobb SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
12/2013
ISBN:
9781849205900
Format:
Hbk 360 pages
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Upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students in health and clinical psychology, as well as to students in health sciences, nursing, and childhood studies

Introduction: What Is Child Health Psychology? Importance of Psychological Factors in Child Health Developmental Context of Health and Illness Historical Context Medical Model Versus Biomedical Approach Changing Face of Health Threats Communicating Health World View on Child Health Defining Health, Illness and Well-Being Definitions of Health and Well-Being Illness Stress and Coping Resiliency Factors and Individual Differences The Relevance of Cognitive and Social Development in Health and Illness Biological Responses to Stress Psychobiological Theories of Stress and Coping - Implications of Allostasis and Allostatic Load For Health and Well-Being Across The Lifespan Research Methods and Ethical Issues in Child Health Psychology The Laboratory/Experimental Research Setting Naturalistic Settings and Field Research Psychobiological Research Methods Measuring Health Outcome in Children Communication in Health Research with Children Ethical Issues The Influence of Prenatal Exposure Outline of the Hpa-Placental Axis and Influence of Maternal Stress Psychobiological Influences of Prenatal Stress on Birth Outcome Psychobiological Influences of Prenatal Stress on Health During the Early Years The Experience of Stress During Childhood The Experience of Stress in Healthy Children The Contribution of Temperament and Individual Differences Clinical Spectrum and Severe Stress Including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Family Environment and Intergenerational Transmission of Stress Communicating Stress The Longer Term Outlook and Opportunities For Intervention The Experience of Acute and Chronic Illness During Childhood The Experience of Acute Illness in Childhood Relevance of Illness Cognitions in Acute Illness Coping With Acute Illness Medical Procedures and Hospitalization In Acute Illness The Experience of Chronic Illness in Childhood Relevance of Illness Cognitions in Chronic Illness Coping and Adaptation in Chronic Illness Medical Procedures and Hospitalization in Chronic Illness Terminal Illness and Survivorship Issues Childhood Palliative Care The Challenge of Surviving Childhood Illness The Experience of Pain in Childhood Coping with Pain in Childhood Pre Puberty and the Experience of Pain Dealing With Pain in Adolescence The Experience of Parental Illness Coping and Adjustment to Parental Illness The Child as Carer Dealing With Issues of Death and Dying Future Child Health Summary of Health Risks and Resiliency Factors Promoting and Maintaining Health The Role of Health Psychology in Future Child Health Research

and lsquo;A comprehensive overview of how health psychology relates to children and rsquo;s health is long overdue. Many of the theories within health psychology have been developed in relation to adult populations, and it is unclear how they might apply to children and young people at different developmental stages. This book is well evidenced, has a sound theoretical and scientific basis, and at the same time is insightful and readable and ndash; reflecting the author and rsquo;s enthusiasm for the topic. It will stimulate the reader to find out more about this fascinating area. and rsquo; Vivien Swanson
Julie Turner-Cobb is a Health Psychologist with an active research interest in psychoendocrinology and an established publication record in the area of child health psychology. She is a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and an associate editor for the British Journal of Health Psychology. Currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, at the University of Bath, she is Director of Studies for the MSc in Health Psychology. She has published extensively in the areas of acute and chronic illness in children and in adults, with a particular focus on the family context and the role of social support and coping. She has been investigating the effects of psychosocial stress on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis functioning for over twenty years and has been involved in advancing the theory and measurement of cortisol testing in children. A major theme which carries through much of her work is the application of the common cold as a paradigm for the influence of psychosocial factors on acute illness in otherwise healthy children. She has made frequent appearances on radio talking about her research and as a consultant for television documentaries requiring cortisol expertise. She lives in Bath and is herself a mother of two daughters.