Chapter 3. Health Psychology: Children and Development

  1. Clare Wood,
  2. Karen Littleton and
  3. Kieron Sheehy
  1. Tony Cassidy

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760284.ch3

Developmental Psychology in Action

Developmental Psychology in Action

How to Cite

Wood, C., Littleton, K. and Sheehy, K. (2006) Health Psychology: Children and Development, in Developmental Psychology in Action, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760284.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405116954

Online ISBN: 9780470760284



  • health psychology;
  • childhood eating behaviour;
  • sexual health;
  • healthcare services;
  • lifestyle illnesses


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: What is Health Psychology?

  • Understanding Health-Related Behaviour

  • The Promotion and Maintenance of Health and Healthy Behaviour

  • Stress in Childhood

  • The Prevention of Illness

  • Children's Understanding and Experiences of Illness and Medical Treatment

  • Children's Adherence to Treatment

  • Conclusion