In the last 15 years, the field of developmental psychopathology has made enormous strides in uncovering the mechanisms and processes underlying the emergence of mental illness and dysfunction. Interdisciplinary in nature, the field has engaged the efforts of scientists with orientations ranging from developmental psychology to psychobiology. In Frontiers of Developmental Psychopathology, the editors have brought together some of the field's most respected researchers--including Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Barbara A. Cornblatt, Richard A. Depue, and Marian Sigman--to discuss the latest research and to offer a perspective on where the field should be heading in the future. Focusing on topics as varied as schizophrenia, autism, depression, eating disorders, antisocial behavior, and personality disorders, each contributor offers a unique perspective on a particular subject, presents theoretical guidelines that can be applied to a range of research endeavors, and suggests specific courses for research in the future. Frontiers of Developmental Psychopathology is a unique resource that represents a range of opinion one of the hottest topics in psychology today. It will be invaluable to researchers and students of psychopathology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, and psychiatry alike.
- Publication Date:
- 21 / 12 / 1995