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Overview

Through their thoughtful and accurate balance of developmental, clinical-diagnostic, and experimental approaches to child and adolescent psychopathology, Eric Mash and David Wolfe's ABNORMAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY remains the most authoritative, scholarly book in today's abnormal child psychology market. Appropriate for novice and expert alike, this book traces the developmental course of each disorder and shows how biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors interact with a child's environment. This MEDIA EDITION gives students a chance to see how troubled children behave in their homes, in their schools, and in their communities, reinforcing the author's commitment to providing students with access to real children in their natural settings. Through the power of CengageNOW, students now have access to an unparalleled personal learning system. Since one of the best ways to introduce students to a particular problem of childhood or adolescence is to first describe a real child, the authors begin each chapter with engaging first-person accounts and case histories of a child with a particular disorder. This child is then referred to throughout the entire chapter, illustrating the categorical and dimensional approaches used to describe disorders, as well as bringing life to the theories Mash and Wolfe present. Embracing today's world with leading-edge coverage of the DSM-IV-TR and dimensional approaches to classification, Mash and Wolfe's comprehensive introduction covers many topics: evidence-based assessment and treatment, contemporary research and cutting-edge theories related to the predominantly inattentive ADHD subtype, early-onset and the developmental propensity model of conduct disorder, the triple vulnerability model of anxiety, the tripartite model in children, depression, and autism.

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This college text presents developmental, clinical, diagnostic, and experimental approaches to child and adolescent psychopathology while highlighting current advances and identifying questions in need of further research. Sections discuss abnormal child psychology, behavioral disorders, emotional disorders, developmental and learning disorders, and problems related to physical and mental health. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495093541
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/2/2006
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Media Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Mash is a professor of psychology at University of Calgary in Canada, where he enjoys teaching undergraduate classes in abnormal child psychology, behavior modification, and developmental psychopathology as well as graduate classes in clinical psychology, specifically in child psychopathology, child assessment, and child psychotherapy. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Florida State University, and completed his residency in clinical child psychology at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Eric commits much of his time and energy outside of the classroom to researching the topics of abnormal child psychology, child and family assessment, child psychotherapy, and child development. Particularly interested in attention-deficit disorder and conduct problems, and in families in which children have been physically abused, Eric has contributed and published many journal articles and books on these specific topics. Eric is also a Fellow of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, and has served on the editorial boards of many prestigious journals and grant agencies at local and federal levels.

David Wolfe is the first recipient of the RBC Investments Chair in Developmental Psychopathology and Children's Mental Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, and the Academic Director of the Center for Research on Violence Against Women and Children. He enjoys teaching abnormal child psychology, child assessment and psychotherapy, and community psychology to undergraduate students. He earned his Ph.D. at University of South Florida in Tampa, and completed his residency in clinical psychology at University of Mississippi Medical Center. David is a founding member of the Center for Research on Violence Against Women and Children, and also a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), where he served as president of Division 37, Child, Youth, and Family Services. He lends special focus to child abuse, domestic violence, and development and developmental psychopathology, as well as the impact of early childhood trauma on later development in childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. Currently David focuses attention on studying ways to prevent violence in relationships with adolescents.

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Table of Contents

Part 1. UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY. 1. Introduction to Normal and Abnormal Behavior in Children and Adolescents. 2. Theories and Causes. 3. Research. 4. Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Part 2. BEHAVIOR DISORDERS. 5. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). 6. Conduct Problems. Part 3. EMOTIONAL DISORDERS. 7. Anxiety Disorders. 8. Mood Disorders. Part 4. DEVELOPMENTAL AND LEARNING DISORDERS. 9. Mental Retardation. 10. Autism and Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia. 11. Communication and Learning Disorders. Part 5. PROBLEMS RELATED TO PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH. 12. Health-Related and Substance Use Disorders. 13. Eating Disorders and Related Conditions. 14. Child Maltreatment and Non-Accidental Trauma.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2008

    Undergrad text - very basic

    This is an undergraduate text -- extremely basic -- on Abnormal Child Psychology, but it does not provide much in terms of helpful information beyond explaining the basics of some childhood disorders. It may be a fine introduction for those beginning to learn about abnormal psych 'although even then, I'd recommend something a bit more advanced, if the population is above Freshman level in College', but it certainly is not written for those studying childhood disorders at a clinical level. There are no 'norm-references' or 'developmental milestones' charts/tables/etc. There is very little substantial information beyond what one might get in a basic abnormal psychology text or a general psych text. The upshot: if using for undergrads, use caution. If using for graduate-level courses, DON'T.

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