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Development of Psychopathology

Development of Psychopathology
A Vulnerability-Stress Perspective

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March 2005 | 520 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"..a blending of two important approaches to understanding psychopathology- the developmental approach and the vulnerability approach. I think a book like this is timely, is needed, and would be of interest to professors who teach courses in psychopathology at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels."
— Robin Lewis, Old Dominion University

"Bringing together developmental psychopathology frameworks and the vulnerability-stress models of psychological disorders is an excellent idea. I am aware of no other book that incorporates these two approaches. Having taught Psychopathology courses for both master's and doctoral students, I reviewed many books to recommend and use in the courses. It is my belief that a book of this type is needed particularly for graduate students."

—Linda Guthrie, Tennessee State University  

Edited by Benjamin L. Hankin and John R. Z. Abela, Development of Psychopathology: A Vulnerability-Stress Perspective brings together the foremost experts conducting groundbreaking research into the major factors shaping psychopathological disorders across the lifespan in order to review and integrate the theoretical and empirical literature in this field. The volume editors build upon two important and established research and clinical traditions: developmental psychopathology frameworks and vulnerability-stress models of psychological disorders. In the past two decades, each of these separate approaches has blossomed. However, despite the scientific progress each has achieved individually, no forum previously brought these traditions together in the unified way accomplished in this book.   

Key Features:
  • Consists of three-part text that systematically integrates vulnerability-stress models of psychopathology with a developmental psychopathological approach.
  • Brings together leading experts in the field of vulnerability, stress, specific vulnerabilities to psychological disorders, psychopathological disorders, and clinical interventions.
  • Takes a cross-theoretical, integrative approach presenting cutting-edge theory and research at a sophisticated level.  

Development of Psychopathology will be a valuable resource for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students in clinical psychology, as well as for researchers, doctoral students, clinicians, and instructors in the areas of developmental psychopathology, clinical psychology, experimental psychopathology, psychiatry, counseling psychology, and school psychology.             

Kathryn E. Grant and Susan D. McMahon
1. Conceptualizing the Role of Stressors in the Development of Psychopathology
Rick E. Ingram and David D. Luxton
2. Vulnerability-Stress Models
Tara M. Chaplin and Pamela M. Cole
3. The Role of Emotion Regulation in the Development of Psychopathology
Robert O. Pihl and Amélie Nantel-Vivier
4. Biological Vulnerabilities to the Development of Psychopathology
Brandon E. Gibb and Meredith E. Coles
5. Cognitive Vulnerability-Stress Models of Psychopathology: A Developmental Perspective
Kimberly Van Orden, LaRicka R. Wingate, Kathryn H. Gordon, and Thomas E. Joiner
6. Interpersonal Factors As Vulnerability to Psychopathology Over the Life Course
Kathryn S. Lemery and Lisa Doelger
7. Genetic Vulnerabilities to the Development of Psychopathology
Jennifer L. Tackett and Robert F. Krueger
8. Interpreting Personality As a Vulnerability for Psychopathology: A Developmental Approach to the Personality-Psychopathology Relationship
Joanne Davila, Melissa Ramsay, Catherine B. Stroud, and Sara J. Steinberg
9. Attachment As Vulnerability to the Development of Psychopathology
Benjamin L. Hankin and John R. Z. Abela
10. Depression From Childhood Through Adolescence and Adulthood: A Developmental Vulnerability and Stress Perspective
Nathan L. Williams, John M. Reardon, Kathleen T. Murray, and Tara M. Cole
11. Anxiety Disorders: A Developmental Vulnerability-Stress Perspective
Myra Cooper
12. A Developmental Vulnerability-Stress Model of Eating Disorders: A Cognitive Approach
Jon D. Kassel, Sally Weinstein, Steven A. Skitch, Jennifer Veilleux, and Robin Mermelstein
13. The Development of Substance Abuse in Adolescence: Correlates, Causes, and Consequences
Benjamin L. Hankin, John R. Z. Abela, Randy P. Auerbach, Chad M. McWhinnie, and Steven A. Skitch
14. Development of Behavioral Problems Over The Life Course: A Vulnerability and Stress Perspective
Jeffrey G. Johnson, Pamela G. McGeoch, Vanessa P. Caskey, Sotoodeh G. Abhary, Joel R. Sneed, and Robert F. Bornstein
15. The Developmental Psychopathology of Personality Disorders
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors

Though I have yet to finish reading this text, I have to say that what I have read so far provides an excellent theoretical overview of the "hard problem" for clinical psychology: predictive models of psychopathology.

I would particularly recommend this text to anyone who wishes to develop a strong theoretical foundation on which to build their understanding of common mental health problems in adults.

I would certainly recommend some of these chapters to my final year undergraduates who wish to stretch and challenge themselves.

Dr Gareth Abbey
Psychology, Southampton Solent University
August 12, 2020
Key features

The book is broken into three parts that systematically integrate vulnerability-stress models of psychopathology with a developmental psychopathological approach, thus bridging the gap between what up to now have been largely two separate sub-disciplines. 

Brings together leading experts in the field of vulnerability, stress, specific vulnerabilities to psychological disorders, psychopathological disorders, and clinical interventions.

In order to facilitate a consistent focus throughout the book, contributing authors were given explicit guidelines and outlines to follow for chapters in each of the various parts.

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