Abnormal Child Psychology A Developmental Perspective

ISBN-10: 0415953634

ISBN-13: 9780415953634

Edition: 2008

Authors: Linda Wilmshurst
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Description: "Abnormal Child Psychology: A Developmental Perspective is organized around five recurrent themes that emphasize sources of information required to understand the nature and development of maladaptive behavior, namely: the predictability of normal development; maladaptive behaviors as deviations from the norm; severity as a continuum; transactional nature of internal and external influences; and the use of multiple theoretical perspectives. Within this framework, Wilmshurst opens each chapter with case studies that illustrate the nature and course of child problems as they appear at different developmental stages (early to late childhood) and levels of severity (mild deviations to more severe pathological outcomes). This is an ideal text for upper undergraduate and master's-level students."--BOOK JACKET.

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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/29/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 648
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
The Foundations of Abnormal Child Psychology: A Developmental Perspective
Abnormal Child Psychology: Past, Present, and Future
Understanding Abnormal Development: Theoretical Perspectives
Understanding Abnormal Development: Risks, Protective Factors, and Culturally Diverse Youth
Developmental Considerations in Research and Practice: Ethical Issues and Research Methods
Issues in Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment
Emotional, Behavioral, and Learning Difficulties in Children and Youth: Their Nature and Their Course
Internalizing Problems: An Introduction
Anxiety Disorders With Likely Onset in Childhood
Anxiety Disorders With Likely Onset in Adolescence and the Stress Disorders
The Mood Disorders: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Suicide
Externalizing Problems: An Introduction
Behavioral Problems and Disruptive Disorders
Problems of Attention and Learning: An Introduction
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)
Problems With Onset in Late Childhood or Adolescence: An Introduction
Eating Disorders
Substance Use and Abuse Among Youth
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Pervasive Developmental Disorders: An Introduction
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
References
Index
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