The second of two complementary volumes on developmental psychopathology, the new perspective on mental disorder that is rapidly becoming the dominant perspective on mental illness. This volume deals with assessment, classification and diagnosis; risk factors (contributory causes), such as maltreatment, family discord, etc.; and disoders the latter running the gamut fromretardation to addictions to schizophrenia, all from the developmental point of view.
About the Author
Dante Cicchetti, Ph.D., is McKnight Presidential Chair of Child Psychology in the Institute of Child Development and in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota. He also is Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. From 1985 to 2005, he directed the Mt. Hope Family Center at the University of Rochester. His major research interests lie in the formulation of an integrative developmental theory that can account for both normal and abnormal forms of ontogenesis. His work has several foci: 1) developmental psychopathology; 2) the developmental consequences of child maltreatment; 3) neural plasticity and sensitive periods; 4) the impact of traumatic experiences upon brain development; 5) the biology and psychology of unipolar and bipolar depressive diseases; 6) the interrelationships among molecular genetic, neurobiological, socio-emotional, cognitive, linguistic and representational development in normal and pathological populations; and 7) the study of attachment relations and representational models of the self and its disorders across the life span. Cicchetti has published hundreds of articles, books, and journals that have had far-reaching impact on developmental theory as well as science, policy, and practice related to child maltreatment, depression, mental retardation, and numerous other domains of development.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
Failures in the Expectable Environment and Their Impact on Individual Development: The Case of Child Maltreatment (D. Cicchetti & M. Lynch).
Social Support and Psychopathology across the Life Span (N. Robinson & J. Garber).
Dysfunctions of Attention (E. Taylor).
The Development of Eating Regulation across the Life Span (I. Attie & J. Brooks-Gunn).
Psychotic Processes (F. Volkmar, et al.).
Development of Dissociative Disorders (F. Putnam).
The Development of Personality Disorders (T. Millon & R. Davis).
Competence, Resilience, and Psychopathology (A. Masten & J. Coatsworth).
Resilience and Reserve Capacity in Later Adulthood: Potentials and Limits of Development across the Life Span (U. Staudinger, et al.).