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Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology
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Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology

Fourth Edition
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September 2020 | 680 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Reflecting the latest advancements in the field and complete DSM–5 criteria, Robert Weis’ Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology provides students with a comprehensive and practical introduction to child psychopathology. The book uses a developmental psychopathology approach to explore the emergence of disorders over time, describe the risks and protective factors that influence developmental processes and trajectories, and examine child psychopathology in relation to typical development and children’s sociocultural context. The fully revised Fourth Edition includes a new chapter on research methods, a greater emphasis on the ways social-cultural factors affect each disorder covered, and recent research findings on topics such as autism spectrum disorder and adolescents’ use of nicotine and marijuana vaping products.
 

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Case Studies in Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology, also by Weis, presents brief case studies based on real children, adolescents, and families, along with discussion questions that correspond to material in the core text. Bundle Case Studies in Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology with Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology, Fourth Edition for only $5 more!

 
PART 1: EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
 
1. The Science and Practice of Abnormal Child Psychology
 
2. The Causes of Childhood Disorders
 
3. Research Methods with Children and Families
 
4. Assessing and Treating Children’s Problems
 
PART II: DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS AND DISABILITIES
 
5. Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disorders
 
6. Autism Spectrum Disorder
 
7. Communication and Learning Disorders
 
PART III: DISRUPTIVE DISORDERS AND SUBSTANCE USE PROBLEMS
 
8. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
 
9. Conduct Problems in Children and Adolescents
 
10. Substance Use Problems in Adolescents
 
PART IV: EMOTION AND THOUGHT DISORDERS
 
11. Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder
 
12. Trauma-Related Disorders
 
13. Depression, Suicide, and Self-Injury
 
14. Pediatric Bipolar Disorders and Schizophrenia
 
PART V: HEALTH-RELATED DISORDERS
 
15. Feeding and Eating Disorders
 
16. Health-Related Disorders and Pediatric Psychology
 
References
 
Index

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Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • A new chapter on child and adolescent research methods covers the essential features of scientific thinking, the dangers of relying on pseudoscience when providing mental health services to children and families, and common methods and research designs used to describe, predict, and explain children’s development.
  • A greater emphasis on the ways social-cultural factors affect the presentation, prevalence, course, and treatment of each disorder is seen through chapters that provide expanded coverage of the way children’s gender, ethnicity, language, religion, acculturation, migration experiences, and socioeconomic status might influence the emergence of each disorder and response to treatment.
  • Chapters have been updated to reflect the current scientific research and recommended clinical practice, taking into account that the prevalence and demographic distribution of several childhood problems has changed over the last several years.

KEY FEATURES:

  • A developmental psychopathology approach to understanding child psychopathology allows readers to study each disorder from multiple levels of analysis (e.g., biological, psychological, social-cultural) with an emphasis on risk and protective factors that shape children’s developmental pathways over time.
  • Chapters are split into smaller modules to make material more accessible to students and to allow instructors to easily tailor reading assignments to their courses.
  • Modules are organized by research questions such as “How common is autism spectrum disorder?” and “What treatments are effective for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder?” to spark students’ interest and to guide their reading.
  • Each chapter provides descriptions of evidence-based treatments identified by professional organizations such as the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Science to Practice sections show how clinicians apply evidence-based treatment in clinics, hospitals, and schools to help children and families in need.
  • In-text learning aids include learning objectives, section summaries, key terms with definitions, and critical thinking exercises to help students to master the material.

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