Table of contents

  1. Overcontrolled Disorders

    1. Jerome Kagan, J. Steven Reznick, Nancy Snidman
      Pages 219-226
    2. Martha Putallaz, Susanne E. Dunn
      Pages 227-236
    3. Allan Wigfield, Jacquelynne S. Eccles
      Pages 237-250
    4. Dante Cicchetti, Kurt Olsen
      Pages 261-279
    5. Charles Wenar
      Pages 281-290
  2. Depression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Dennis P. Cantwell
      Pages 293-309
    3. Suzanne M. Miller, Adina Birnbaum, Denise Durbin
      Pages 311-325
    4. Patrick Burke, Joaquim Puig-Antich
      Pages 327-339
    5. Lynn P. Rehm, Alice S. Carter
      Pages 341-351
  3. Specific and Pervasive Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Dante Cicchetti, Kurt Olsen
      Pages 355-370
    3. Patricia Howlin, William Yule
      Pages 371-383
    4. Margaret E. Hertzig, Theodore Shapiro
      Pages 385-395
    5. Ilana Attie, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Anne C. Petersen
      Pages 409-420
    6. Robert M. Liebert, Janet E. Fischel
      Pages 421-429
    7. Gabor Barabas
      Pages 431-440
    8. David E. Scharff
      Pages 441-451

About this book


Developmental psychopathology is the new child on the block. As yet not an overly sturdy child, but one clearly out of the cradle, an active toddler and an enterprising explorer of the boundaries of its province. It wasn't always so. Only 15 years ago Thomas Achenbach in publishing the first edition of his book used a recently coined title, Developmental Psychopathology, and began the volume with a provoking first sentence: "This is a book about a field that hardly exists yet. " Seven years later when the second edition appeared, that sentence had been deleted. In place of the original 13-page chapter, on the "Developmental Approach to Psychopathology in Chil­ dren," there was a 40-page chapter focused on the biological, cognitive, social-emotional, and educational perspectives in development, together with a lengthy account of develop­ mental periods and an integrative statement on the constituents of a developmental framework. Other signs and symptoms began to appear. Child Development, a doyen for develop­ mentalists, devoted a special issue, under the guest editorship of Dante Cicchetti, to an emergent developmental psychopathology. This year saw the publication of a new journal, Development and Psychopathology (1989), edited by Cicchetti and Nurcombe. And attend­ ees at recent meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development can attest to the growing interest of the membership in the linkage of development and psychopathology as seen and heard via posters, symposia, and guest speakers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Lewis
    • 1
  • Suzanne M. Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology
  • Editors Michael Lewis
    Suzanne M. Miller
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-43190-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4615-7144-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-7142-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 529
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Psychology
    Cognitive Psychology
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