Stress, Coping, and Development in Children

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Johns Hopkins University Press, Mar 1, 1988 - Psychology - 364 pages
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How does stress affect the coping abilities of children? Is response to stress a matter of nature, nurture, or both? Is stress good, bad, or neutral?

From a multiplicity of viewpoints, twelve eminent researchers and clinicians here examine the problems of stress in children. Considering stress from a neurochemical as well as a developmental perspective, they examine a wide range of specific stressors including prematurity, hospitalization, birth of a sibling, deprivation, death of a parent, divorce, and war. Stress, Coping, and Development in Children is a work of signal importance to psychologists and to every mental health professional involved with infants and children.

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