Summary: Through their thoughtful and accurate balance of developmental, clinical-diagnostic, and experimental approaches to child and adolescent psychopathology, Eric Mash and David Wolfe's ABNORMAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY remains the most authoritative, scholarly book in today's abnormal child psychology market. Appropriate for novice and expert alike, this book traces the developmental course of each disorder and shows how biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors interac ...show moret with a child's environment. This MEDIA EDITION gives students a chance to see how troubled children behave in their homes, in their schools, and in their communities, reinforcing the author's commitment to providing students with access to real children in their natural settings. Through the power of ThomsonNOW, students now have access to an unparalleled personal learning system.Edition/Copyright: 3RD 07
Since one of the best ways to introduce students to a particular problem of childhood or adolescence is to first describe a real child, the authors begin each chapter with engaging first-person accounts and case histories of a child with a particular disorder. This child is then referred to throughout the entire chapter, illustrating the categorical and dimensional approaches used to describe disorders, as well as bringing life to the theories Mash and Wolfe present. Embracing today's world with leading-edge coverage of the DSM-IV-TR and dimensional approaches to classification, Mash and Wolfe's comprehensive introduction covers many topics: evidence-based assessment and treatment, contemporary research and cutting-edge theories related to the predominantly inattentive ADHD subtype, early-onset and the developmental propensity model of conduct disorder, the triple vulnerability model of anxiety, the tripartite model in children, depression, and autism.
- "A Closer Look" boxes, marked by an icon and found throughout the book, draw students into the material, and enrich each topic with engaging information. Some examples include: "What Are the Long-Term Criminal Consequences of Child Maltreatment?," "Common Fears in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence," and "Did Darwin Have a Panic Disorder?"
- Friendly, strong pedagogy! Key terms are defined where they are first presented within the text, listed at the end of the chapter, and found in the end of book glossary; bulleted points guide students to key concepts; and chapter outlines and interim summaries help students consolidate and review the key concepts in each chapter.
- Visual learning aids--such as a variety of artistic cartoons, cases, extracts, and quotes-- illustrate key points throughout the text.
- Authors offer in-depth coverage of the role of the normal developmental process in understanding each disorder and give close attention to important gender differences in the expression, determinants, and outcomes of child and adolescent disorders.
- Disorders are organized around the DSM-IV-TR criteria, presenting their primary characteristics.
- Solid instructor supplements make it easy to prepare for class, create powerful lectures, and generate testing materials for the course. The Instructor's Manual consists of lecture outlines and notes, handouts, video recommendations, relevant Web sites and a comprehensive test bank, as well as a new feature called "Five Minutes More." The Multimedia Manager Instructor's Resource CD-ROM contains customizable PowerPoint slides with lecture outlines, art, and video clips. The Test Bank questions are included in the printed form or in the ExamView testing software. See below for details.
- End-of-chapter materials include search terms that direct students to the most relevant and current articles via InfoTrac College Edition.
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Year Published: 2007
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