Developmental Psychopathology: Perspectives on Adjustment, Risk, and Disorder

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Suniya S. Luthar
Cambridge University Press, Feb 28, 1997 - Psychology - 618 pages
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This volume provides a forum for interdisciplinary perspectives in the emerging discipline of developmental psychopathology. The goal is to elucidate the four central principles of this discipline: the application of classical developmental theory in work with atypical populations; the delineation of insights from atypical populations that inform developmental theory; the integration of methods and theories from various social science disciplines; and the description of implications for interventions and social policy. So far, there have been few efforts to present each of these principles of developmental psychopathology within a single, unifying framework. Illustrating these central principles across a range of state-of-the-art research programs, this unique collection of papers will be invaluable for students, current researchers, and clinicians seeking a sound understanding of this rapidly emerging social science discipline.
 

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A seminal work on developmental psychopathology with clear explanations into the complexities of this new way to look at human development.

Contents

List of contributors
viii
Foreword
xi
Preface
xv
Individual differences Implications for adaptation and maladjustment
1
Effects of interventions for child and adolescent psychological dysfunction Relevance of context developmental factors and individual differences
3
Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation A developmental perspective
23
Race gender and young children
51
Success in school for a head start in life
75
Risks associated with the macrosystem microsystem and ontogenic development
315
Transactional ecological systems in developmental psychopathology
317
Teenaged childbearing and divorce
350
Children of depressed mothers A developmental and interactional perspective
374
Sexual and physical abuse and the development of social competence
390
Using multiple informants and crosscultural research to study the effects of domestic violence on developmental psychopathology Illustrations from r...
417
Interdisciplinary interface Developmental principles brought to substance abuse research
437
Exosystemic risks Sociodemographic disadvantages
457

What is normal? What is abnormal? Developmental perspectives on behavioral and emotional problems
93
Family effects on individual differences in development
115
Atypical populations Lessons on developmental processes
137
The study of atypical and typical populations in developmental psychopathology The quest for a common science
139
The development of children exposed to cocaine
166
Developmental approaches to children with disabilities New perspectives populations prospects
189
The pervasive developmental disorders Nosology and profiles of development
208
The developmental approach to adult psychopathology
227
Conduct disorder across the lifespan
248
Ontogenesis depressotypic organization and the depressive spectrum
273
Sociodemographic disadvantage and psychosocial adjustment Perspectives from developmental psychopathology
459
The firstborn sons of African American teenage mothers Perspectives on risk and resilience
486
Environmental perspectives on adaptation during childhood and adolescence
507
The Rochester Child Resilience Project RCRP Facts found lessons learned future directions divined
527
Developmental approaches to understanding adolescent deviance
548
Developmental psychopathology and culture Ten lessons from Thailand
568
Subject index
593
Author index
602
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