Adolescent Health Problems: Behavioral Perspectives

Adolescent Health Problems: Behavioral Perspectives

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Adolescent Health Problems: Behavioral Perspectives by Jan L. Wallander

Adolescence, a dynamic period of physical and psychological growth, presents young people with a variety of developmental challenges that can have a significant impact on health-related behaviors. Because adolescents exhibit distinct patterns of morbidity and mortality, health practitioners are focusing increased attention on their unique health care needs. ADOLESCENT HEALTH PROBLEMS: BEHAVIORAL PERSPECTIVES, edited by Jan L. Wallander and Lawrence J. Siegel, presents the work of leading researchers who investigate the connections between health and behavior in both healthy and chronically ill adolescents. Sponsored by the Society of Pediatric Psychology as part of the series Advances in Pediatric Psychology, this ground breaking volume brings the literature of the field up-to-date, providing vital theoretical and clinical findings with broad implications for health promotion in adolescence and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898621136
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 08/11/1995
Series: Advances in Pediatric Psychology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jan L. Wallander is Associate Professor of Psychology and Scientist at the Civitan International Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he directs the Stress and Coping Research Program. A former President of the Society of Pediatric Psychology and Associate Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, he is currently focusing attention in professional affairs on international developments relevant to children's and adolescents' health and behavior, for example as a Co-Chair of the International Task Force of SPP and Pediatric Track Co-Chair for the Fourth International Congress of Behavior Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association-Division of Health Psychology. An active scientist, he has published over 80 papers and books, obtained in excess of $1.5 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, and currently holds a Research Career Development Award from NIH. His research deals with the psychosocial well-being and development of children and adolescents with chronic handicapping conditions and their families. 

Lawrence J. Siegel, Ph.D., is Dean and Professor of Psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and is Past President of the Society of Pediatric Psychology (Section 5, Division 12 of APA). Currently, Dr. Siegel is Editor of «MDUL»The Clinical Psychologist«MDNM». He has co-authored and edited four textbooks and published numerous research articles in the areas of child clinical/pediatric psychology.

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