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Developmental Psychopathology

Venta, Amanda / Sharp, Carla / Fonagy, Peter / Fletcher, Jack M. (Editor)


1. Edition July 2021
480 Pages, Softcover

ISBN: 978-1-118-68648-5
John Wiley & Sons

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The mainstream upper-level undergraduate textbook designed for first courses in Developmental Psychopathology

Developmental Psychopathology provides a comprehensive introduction to the evolving scientific discipline that focuses on the interactions between the biological, psychological, behavioral, and social contextual aspects of normal and abnormal human development. Designed for advanced undergraduates and early graduate students with no previous engagement with the subject, this well-balanced textbook integrates clinical knowledge and scientific practice to help students understand both how and why mental health problems emerge across the lifespan.

Organized into four parts, the text first provides students with essential background information on traditional approaches to psychopathology, developmental psychopathology (DP), normal development, and insecure attachment. The next section addresses attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and other problems emerging in childhood. Part III covers problems that arise in adolescence and young adulthood, such as depression, suicide, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. The text concludes with a discussion of special topics such as the relation between pathopsychological issues and divorce, separation, and loss. Each chapter includes a visual demonstration of the DP approach, a clinical case, further readings, and discussion questions. Developmental Psychopathology:
* Presents a coherent organization of material that illustrates the DP principle of cutting across multiple levels of analysis
* Covers common psychopathological problems including antisocial behavior, substance use disorders, fear and anxiety, and emerging personality disorders
* Features integrative DP models based on the most recent research in psychopathological disorders
* Provides instructors with a consistent pedagogical framework for teaching upper-level students encountering the discipline for the first time

Developmental Psychopathology is the perfect textbook for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in Child Psychopathology, Abnormal Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Family Dynamics and Psychopathology.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Background

Chapter 1- Traditional Approaches to Psychopathology
Chapter 2- Developmental Psychopathology
Chapter 3- Normal Development
Chapter 4- Insecure Attachment

Part II: Problems Emerging in Childhood

Chapter 5- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Chapter 6- Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 7- Emergence of Antisocial Behavior in Middle Childhood
Chapter 8- Fear and Anxiety

Part III: Problems Emerging in Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Chapter 9- Depresson and Suicide
Chapter 10- Eating Disorders
Chapter 11- Substance Use Disorders
Chapter 12- Schizophrenia
Chapter 13- Emerging Personality Disorder

Part IV: Special Topics & Future Directions

Chapter 14- Maltreatment
Chapter 15- Divorce, Separation, and Loss
Chapter 16- Quo Vadis
Amanda Venta, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Houston, Texas, USA. Dr. Venta's primary research interests are the development of psychopathology in youth and the protective effect of attachment security.

Carla Sharp, PhD is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Developmental Psychopathology Lab, University of Houston, Texas, USA, where she also leads the Adolescent Diagnosis Assessment Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) Clinic.

Jack M. Fletcher, PhD is Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor, Associate Vice President for Research Administration, and Associate Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston, Texas, USA.

Peter Fonagy, PhD, is Head of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at University College London; Chief Executive of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London; Consultant to the Child and Family Programme at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine; and holds visiting professorships at Yale and Harvard Medical Schools.

C. Sharp, University College London, UK