Ellis' Handbook of Mental Deficiency, Psychological Theory and Research [NOOK Book]

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In the 16 years since the publication of the second edition of this volume, psychological theory and research in mental retardation has continued to expand and extend scientific, theoretical, and clinical understanding of this most complex and challenging human condition. Explicit effort has been made to translate theory and research into useful and efficacious assessment, intervention, prevention, and policy actions. This third edition provides an opportunity to critique major conceptual developments and ...
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Ellis' Handbook of Mental Deficiency, Psychological Theory and Research

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Overview

In the 16 years since the publication of the second edition of this volume, psychological theory and research in mental retardation has continued to expand and extend scientific, theoretical, and clinical understanding of this most complex and challenging human condition. Explicit effort has been made to translate theory and research into useful and efficacious assessment, intervention, prevention, and policy actions. This third edition provides an opportunity to critique major conceptual developments and empirical research in an effort to stimulate further behavioral research of practical, social importance.

The Handbook presents work by prominent contributors to a major scientific endeavor that has grown dramatically during the last three decades. The challenge for each author was to identify important theoretical and empirical issues, provide a critical, selective review of exemplary research, and discuss the questions that remain unanswered in each area. In short, the goal for this third edition was to consolidate the knowledge gained during the past 30 years and to present a blueprint for future research in mental retardation, the broader field of learning disabilities, and other developmental disorders such as autism.

Providing totally different coverage and direction from the previous edition, this text fills a crucial instructional need in graduate courses related to the psychology of mental retardation. With its emphasis on psychological research and theory, it offers an important alternative to many available texts that primarily emphasize the application of research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136480782
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 504
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
I Introduction 1
1 Behavioral Research: Boom or Bust? 3
2 Issues of Definition and Classification 47
II Contemporary Psychological Perspectives on Mental Retardation 75
3 Emotion and Mental Retardation 77
4 Behavioral Genetics and the Classification of Mental Retardation 99
5 New Issues in the Developmental Approach to Mental Retardation 115
6 Prevention and Early Intervention During Early Childhood: Theoretical and Empirical Bases for Practice 137
III Psychological and Psychomotor Processes 173
7 Rigidity in the Behavior of Mentally Retarded Persons 175
8 Cognitive Competencies and Strategy Use in Individuals With Mental Retardation 197
9 Attention in Mentally Retarded Persons 219
10 Speed of Information Processing and Cognition 245
11 Motor Skills and Mental Retardation 275
IV Social, Communicative, and Adaptive Processes 309
12 Social Intelligence and Developmental Disorder: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, and Autism 311
13 Individual Differences in Personality and Motivational Systems in Persons With Mental Retardation 343
14 Communication, Language, and Mental Retardation 379
15 Mental Retardation and Family Adaptation 405
16 Severe Behavior Problems Among People With Developmental Disabilities 439
Author Index 465
Subject Index 487
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