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Volume 13, Issue 2 (1984)

Guest Editors' Comments

pp. 139—140

Recent developments in medicine and psychology have given rise to the interdisciplinary field labeled behavioral health. These developments have convinced us that health psychology, with its strong emphasis on the enhancement and promotion of health, is an emerging area that will be a focal point for psychologists from disparate subfields of psychology. School psychologists are in a unique position, by nature of their work with school age children, to advocate for the primary prevention of many of the health disorders that have as their cause, specific behaviors learned during developmental years.

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