Frontiers of Developmental Psychopathology
Developmental Psychopathology is a multidisciplinary approach to the study of processes and mechanisms involved in the emergence of psychopathology. The editors of this volume have assembled leaders in the area currently working on some of the most thorny questions challenging this nascent field. Among the topics discussed are schizophrenia, autism, depression, eating disorders, and antisocial behaviour. This volume will have considerable appeal to researchers, graduate students, and clinicians alike. Being both child-focused and adult-focused, the volume should appeal to workers with life span orientations as well as to others working in a specific area of development.
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 156 x 233.9 x 17.3mm | 539.78g
- 11 Jan 1996
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- line figures, tables
Back cover copy
In the last 15 years, developmental psychopathology has made enormous strides in uncoverlug the mechanisms and processes underlying the emergence of mental illness and dysfunction. Interdisciplinary in nature, the field has engaged the efforts of scientists with orientations ranging from developmental psychology to psychobiology. In Frontiers of Developmental Psychopathology, the editors have brought together some of the field's most respected researchers to discuss the latest studies and to offer a perspective on where the field should be heading in the future. Focusing on topics as varied as schizophrenia, autism, depression, eating disorders, antisocial behavior, and personality disorders, each contributor offers a unique perspective on a particular subject, presents theoretical guidelines that can be applied to a range of research endeavors, and suggests specific courses for research in the future.
Table of contents
1. Heritable Variability and Variable Heritability in Developmental Psychopathology ; 2. A Model of Neurobiological-Environmental Interaction in Developmental Psychopathology ; 3. Some Characteristics of a Developmental Theory for Early Onset Delinquency ; 4. Markers, Developmental Processes and Schizophrenia ; 5. Developmental Psychopathology in the Context of Adolescence ; 6. Behavioral Research in Childhood Austism ; 7. Overview, Critique, Integration and Future Directions
the book is a useful synopsis of previous research ... The book will be useful to those wanting to discover what this field has been about and may serve as a sort of introductory text. * Ian Goodyear, Child Psychology Psychiatry, Vol. 38, No. 3, 1997 *