CONTENTS:- Preface; Modern Classification of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders; Diagnosis and classification; major depression in childhood and adolescence; Development and psychopathology; Psychophysiological research on childhood Psychopathology; Anxiety disorders; Learning and communication disorders; Gender identity disorder; Mental retardation: Causes and effects; Elimination disorders; Eating disorders of infancy and early childhood; Elective Mutism.
This book is topically organized introduced to child development from conception to adolescence. It examines child psychology from the perspectives of the three principal traditions which characterize the discipline today-the cognitive-developmental, environmental-learning and ethological orientations. Emphasizes the very latest issues and findings including the microgenetic research method, gene therapy, the social bases of early memory and family contributions to beer relations. This new edition includes a greater integration of contextual material, and an increased emphasis on cross-and multi-cultural research. This book integrates the contextual influences of family and school into chapter on the various aspects of development, it focuses on current models and controversies including the role of action in perceptions, psychoteratology, Vygotsky's sociocultural model of intelligence and the role of temperament in the assessment of attachment. This book investigates child psychology from the perspective of three principal traditions that characterize the discipline today: the cognitive/developmental approach, the environmental/learning approach and the ethological approach. This volume uses a topical organization to emphasize the process of development. It examines a variety of theoretical viewpoints, providing students with a well balanced view of a child's developmental process.