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Análise Psicológica

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VIANA, Victor  and  ALMEIDA, J. Paulo. Psicologia pediátrica: Do comportamento à saúde infantil . Aná. Psicológica [online]. 1998, vol.16, n.1, pp.29-40. ISSN 0870-8231.

The authors caracterize the pediatric psychology witch is defined as a psychology applied to children's medical context, and conceptualized as a health psychology and different from the clinic psychology. Some aspects of the psychological intervention in this context are discribed such as prevention and promotion of children's health, intervention in children's illness and family, and research directions in the field. Some relevant aspects of the psychological intervention in a portuguese pediatric service are discribed. Recente portuguese legislation about health psychologist's role definition and trainning is analised.

Keywords : Behavior and health; health promotion and prevention; pediatric psychology; infant health psychology.

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