Readings in Pediatric Psychology

  • Michael C. Roberts
  • Gerald P. Koocher
  • Donald K. Routh
  • Diane J. Willis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction to Pediatric Psychology

    1. Michael C. Roberts
      Pages 1-21
  3. Early Development of Pediatric Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-26
    2. Logan Wright
      Pages 27-31
  4. Chronic and Life-Threatening Conditions in Childhood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-53
    2. John E. O’Malley, Gerald P. Koocher
      Pages 55-64
    3. Ruprecht Nitschke, Shirley Wunder, Charles L. Sexauer, George Bennett Humphrey
      Pages 65-79
    4. John J. Spinetta, Joyce A. Swarner, John P. Sheposh
      Pages 115-126
    5. Ann V. Deaton
      Pages 145-159
  5. Children’s Perceptions and Understanding of Pediatrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-172
    2. Rune J. Simeonsson, Lenore Buckley, Lynne Monson
      Pages 173-180
    3. Lizette Peterson, Lisa Mori, Cathy Scissors
      Pages 181-192
  6. Pain and Distress in Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-221
    2. Barbara G. Melamed, Raymond Meyer, Carol Gee, Lisa Soule
      Pages 223-236
    3. Donald J. Lollar, Stanley J. Smits, David L. Patterson
      Pages 247-257
    4. Charles H. Elliott, Susan M. Jay, Patricia Woody
      Pages 259-267
  7. Professional Issues and Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-293
    2. Dennis Drotar
      Pages 295-305
    3. Gary B. Mesibov, Carolyn S. Schroeder, Lynn Wesson
      Pages 307-316
    4. Roberta A. Olson, E. Wayne Holden, Alice Friedman, Jan Faust, Mary Kenning, Patrick J. Mason
      Pages 333-346
    5. Roberta A. Olson, Heather C. Huszti, Patrick J. Mason, Jeffrey M. Seibert
      Pages 363-383
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 385-388

About this book


A number of factors converged to prompt this volume at this particular time. For several years, supervisors in predoctoral and internship programs have noted the need for a compendium of selected articles to illustrate the range of research and practice of pediatric psychology. Although the field is still relatively young, the many new pediatric psychologists in recent years might benefit from a perspective on the history and development of the psychological concepts, the organizational home in the Society of Pediatric Psychology (Section V of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the Ameri­ can Psychological Association), and its publication archive, Journalof Pe­ diatric Psychology. Such "classics" help capture the richness and excitement that portrays the field. Noting the continuing need for resources to serve the specialty, the Ex­ ecutive Committee of the Society of Pediatric Psychologyauthorized the spon­ sorship of publication of the HandbookofPediatric Psychology (Routh, 1988) as a synthesis of the field by expert chapter authors. The Society then ap­ pointed a committee led by C. Eugene Walker and Annette M. La Greca to develop a series of biennial volumes entitled Advancesin Pediatric Psychology. A number of discussions among the editorial board of the Journal and with Plenum Publishing Corporation, the Journal's publisher, recognized the value of articles carefully selected to exemplify how pediatric psychology is done.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael C. Roberts
    • 1
  • Gerald P. Koocher
    • 2
  • Donald K. Routh
    • 3
  • Diane J. Willis
    • 4
  1. 1.University of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.Children’s HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.University of MiamiCoral CablesUSA
  4. 4.Health Sciences CenterUniversity of OklahomaOklahoma CityUSA

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