Abnormal Child Psychology (5th Edition) by Eric J. Mash, David A. Wolfe

By Eric J. Mash, David A. Wolfe

This book's considerate and exact stability of developmental, clinical-diagnostic, and experimental ways to baby and adolescent psychopathology is on the market to a extensive diversity of readers. up to date and forward-looking, the booklet keeps to supply the main authoritative, scholarly, and finished insurance of those matters, tracing the developmental process each one illness and exhibiting how organic, mental, and sociocultural elements have interaction with a child's atmosphere. insurance contains the DSM-IV-TR and dimensional methods to type in addition to evidence-based review and remedy, modern study, and the newest theories regarding the predominantly inattentive ADHD subtype, early-onset and the developmental propensity version of behavior affliction, the triple vulnerability version of hysteria, the tripartite version in little ones, melancholy, and autism.

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This practice had come under mounting criticism by the late 1940s, when studies by René Spitz raised serious questions about the harmful impact of institutional life on children’s growth and development (R. Spitz, 1945). He discovered that infants raised in institutions without adult physical contact and stimulation developed severe physical and emotional problems. Efforts were undertaken to close institutions and place dependent and difficult children in foster family homes or group homes. Within a 20-year period, from 1945 to 1965, there was a rapid decline in the number of children in institutions, while the number of children in foster family homes and group homes increased.

S E C T I O N S U M M A RY What Is Abnormal Behavior in Children and Adolescents? ● ● ● ● ● ● Defining a psychological disorder involves agreement on particular patterns of behavioral, cognitive, and physical symptoms shown by an individual. Terms used to describe abnormal behavior are meant to define behavior, not to be used as labels to describe individuals. Defining abnormal behavior requires judgment concerning the degree to which a person’s behavior is maladaptive or harmful as well as dysfunctional or impaired.

It also raises several key questions: First, how do we judge what is normal? Part 1 Understanding Abnormal Child Psychology Copyright 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it.

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