Through a 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 7th edition (PDF) remains one of the most scholarly, authoritative, and comprehensive textbooks in the market. It is organized to reflect DSM-5 categories, dimensional approaches to classification, and evidence-based treatment and assessment. Accessible to a broad range of readers, the ebook traces the developmental course of each disorder, showing how child psychopathology involves psychological, biological, and sociocultural factors interacting with a kid’s environment. Case histories, first-person accounts, and case examples illustrate the approaches used to describe disorders and bring theories to life. The best-selling author team also consistently illustrates how troubled children behave in their natural settings: schools, communities, and homes. Up-to-date and forward-looking, the textbook covers dimensional approaches to classification as well as evidence-based treatment and assessment, contemporary research, and the latest theories related to the predominantly inattentive ADHD subtype, the triple vulnerability model of anxiety, early-onset and the developmental propensity model of conduct disorder, depression, the tripartite model in children, and autism.
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“The PDF ebook’s major points are richly studded with relevant citations of the research literature, to which the interested students (or professors!) can turn for more information. . . . The inclusion of illustrative case material greatly enriches the ebook, without disrupting the ‘flow’ of the presentation of information. Pedagogically, this is a great move, as is the inclusion of the occasional flashes of humor and wit, and of the occasional cartoon!. . . Overall, I believe this textbook to be consistently very readable, characterized by very current scholarship, and a notable advance over available competitors.”
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