Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms in Psychopathology

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Dante Cicchetti, Elaine F. Walker
Cambridge University Press, Aug 4, 2003 - Medical - 558 pages
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This volume represents a burgeoning perspective on the origins of psychopathology, one that focuses on the development of the human central nervous system. The contemporary neurodevelopmental perspective assumes that mental disorders result from etiologic factors that alter the normal course of brain development. Defined here in its broadest sense, neurodevelopment is a process that begins at conception and extends throughout the life span. We now know that it is a complex process, and that its course can be altered by a host of factors, ranging from inherited genetic liabilities to psychosocial stressors. This book features the very best thinking in the converging fields of developmental neuroscience and developmental psychopathology. The developmental window represented is broad, extending from the prenatal period through adulthood, and the authors cover a broad range of etiologic factors and a spectrum of clinical disorders. Moreover, the contributors did not hesitate to use the opportunity to hypothesize about underlying mechanisms and to speculate on research directions.
  

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Mark L. Howe is a Professor of Psychology and a Research Chair in Developmental Psychology at Lancaster University, Lancaster UK. Dr. Howe is also Co-director of the Centre for Research in Human Development at Lancaster University. His research concerns children's memory development including
children's false memories, autobiographical memory, and long-term retention of information. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association as well as the Association for Psychological Science.
Gail S. Goodman is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Public Policy Research at the University of California, Davis, and Professor of Forensic Psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway. Her research concerns children's memory development and forensic developmental psychology.
Dr. Goodman has received many awards for her research, including two Distinguished Contributions awards in 2005 from the American Psychological Association (the Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy Award, as well as the Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research
Award). Dr. Goodman obtained her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from UCLA and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Denver and the Universite Rene Descartes in Paris, France.
Dante Cicchetti is McKnight Presidential Chair of Child Psychology in the Institute of Child Development and in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota. He also is Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. From 1985 to 2005, he directed the Mt. Hope Family Center at the
University of Rochester. Dr. Cicchetti has published 30 books including volumes on developmentalpsychopathology, child development, emotional development, Down syndrome, attachment beyond infancy, self development, risk and protective factors in the development of psychopathology, neurodevelopment
and psychopathology, and stress and development.

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