Abnormal Child Psychology


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Normal and Abnormal Behavior in Children and Adolescents.
2. Theories and Causes.
3. Research.
4. Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
5. Intellectual Disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder).
6. Autism Spectrum Disorder and Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia.
7. Communication and Learning Disorders.
8. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
9. Conduct Problems.
10. Depressive and Bipolar Disorders.
11. Anxiety and Obsessive�Compulsive Disorders.
12. Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders.
13. Health-Related and Substance-Use Disorders.
14. Feeding and Eating Disorders.

About the Author

Eric Mash is a professor of psychology at the University of Calgary in Canada, where he enjoys teaching undergraduate classes in child psychopathology, behavior modification and developmental psychopathology, as well as graduate classes in clinical psychology, specifically in child psychopathology, child assessment and child psychotherapy. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Florida State University and completed his residency in clinical child psychology at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Eric commits much of his time and energy outside the classroom to researching the topics of child psychopathology, child and family assessment, child psychotherapy and child development. Particularly interested in attention-deficit disorder and conduct problems and in families in which children have been physically abused, Eric has contributed and published many journal articles and books on these topics. He is also a Fellow of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations and has served on the editorial boards of many prestigious journals and grant agencies at local and federal levels. David Wolfe is the first recipient of the RBC Investments Chair in Developmental Psychopathology and Children's Mental Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, and the Academic Director of the Center for Research on Violence Against Women and Children. He enjoys teaching child psychopathology, child assessment and psychotherapy and community psychology to undergraduate students. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of South Florida in Tampa and completed his residency in clinical psychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. David is a founding member of the Center for Research on Violence Against Women and Children and a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), where he served as president of Division 37: Child, Youth, and Family Services. He lends special focus to child abuse, domestic violence and development and developmental psychopathology, as well as the impact of early childhood trauma on later development in childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. Currently, David focuses on studying ways to prevent violence in relationships with adolescents.

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