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A comprehensive overview of how health psychology relates to children’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 – reflecting the author’s enthusiasm for the topic. It will stimulate the reader to find out more about this fascinating area.
Health psychology has lacked a text book focusing on child health psychology, but has now found one with this excellent text by Julie Turner-Cobb. Engagingly written in a style that draws the reader in, it covers all the bases and provides an excellent introduction to the area.
This is a welcome book which meets a long-neglected need in the field of child and adolescent welfare. It will be an invaluable reference for academics and clinical practitioners alike, but given that Dr Turner-Cobb writes in such an engaging and lucid style the book should appeal to general readers wishing to gain an understanding of this important topic. Thoroughly recommended.
Provides a long overdue prioritisation of child and adolescent health psychology, relating this to later functioning in a lifespan perspective... An invaluable aspect of this book is its research methods section: providing accessible details on psychobiological assessment, including stress, neurotransmitter and endocrine markers... Discussion is highlighted throughout by helpful figures charting biological aspects that many psychologists may be new to, such as the biological life cycle of stress, as well as complex theories and cognitions, such as young children's experiences of pain...
I really cannot praise this textbook enough. Written specifically from a child health perspective, this textbook means that children and young people's nurses no longer need to adapt and apply adult health psychology to the child and young person, which is not easy to do and often not that applicable. This text would also be of use to students and practitioners working in the field of child and adolescent mental health, health visiting, school nursing and midwifery, as well as children and young people's nursing.
I find the book insightful, evidenced based and relevant to current child development practice. It will therefore be a good resource for information when teaching health professional and students underpinning issues, they will experience in practice.
Great to have a textbook that specifically focuses on health psychology with children and adolescents specifically. This is of use for both personal research and student supervision.
This book is more suited to health and social care learners rather then childcare. It doesnt cover all aspects of child health for the childcare course.
Mental health is an area where we need to become more aware as practitioners on what to look for and how we can work with children. This book has been beneficial in providing an insight into child phsychology.
Students are currently looking at Health Psychology and its relevance within health and social care settings students found this text very useful as a reference of research within their assignments.
Comprehensive introduction to child health psychology
The book is interesting, it would be better when equipped with illustrations
A strong text that introduces some of the key concepts that underpin this programme
A very focused and useful text. Several copies ordered for our library. Of value to students studying children's health across a variety of disciplines
An excellent text adopted as recommended reading for one of our first year modules.
An insightful text which will be a benefit as supplementary reading to the Health Psychology module. I particularly like the annotated Further Reading sections at the end of each chapter which are a welcome addition.
Excellent text with good insight into the biopsychosocial model.
A useful text
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