Abnormal Child Psychology (7th Edition)


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Eric J. Mash, David A. Wolfe


Cengage Learning; 7th edition




672 pages









Table of contents

Table of contents :
Title page
Copyright page
Brief Contents
Cases by Chapter
Cases by Clinical Aspect
Part 1: Understanding Abnormal Child Psychology
Chapter 1: Introduction to Normal and AbnormalBehavior in Children and Adolescents
Georgina: Counting for Safety
Historical Views and Breakthroughs
The Emergence of Social Conscience
A Closer Look: Box 1.1 Victor of Aveyron
A Closer Look: Box 1.2 Masturbatory Insanity
Early Biological Attributions
Early Psychological Attributions
Evolving Forms of Treatment
A Closer Look: Box 1.3 Little Albert, Big Fears, and Sex in Advertising
Progressive Legislation
A Closer Look: Box 1.4 UN Convention on the Rights
of Persons with Disabilities (2007)
What Is Abnormal Behavior in Children and
Adam Lanza: Early Troubles
Defining Psychological Disorders
Developmental Pathways
Risk and Resilience
Raoul and Jesse: Why the Differences?
A Closer Look: Box 1.5 Overcoming the Odds
The Significance of Mental Health Problems among
Children and Youths
The Changing Picture of Children’s Mental Health
What Affects Rates and Expression of Mental
Disorders? A Look at Some Key Factors
Poverty and Socioeconomic Disadvantage
Sex Differences
Race and Ethnicity
Cultural Issues
Child Maltreatment andNon-Accidental Trauma
Special Issues Concerning Adolescentsand Sexual Minority Youths
Lifespan Implications
A Closer Look: Box 1.6 Classic and Current Reports on Mental Health Issues Pertaining
to Children and Youths
Looking Ahead
Study Resources
Chapter 2: Theories and Causes
What Is Causing Jorge’s Problems?
Jorge: Not Keeping Up
Theoretical Foundations
Developmental Psychopathology Perspective
An Integrative Approach
Developmental Considerations
Organization of Development
Biological Perspectives
Neural Plasticity and the Role of Experience
Genetic Contributions
A Closer Look: Box 2.1 Gene–Environment Interactions in Abnormal Child Psychology
Neurobiological Contributions
A Closer Look: Box 2.2 The HPA Axis and Stress Regulation
Psychological Perspectives
Emotional Influences
Behavioral and Cognitive Influences
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
A Closer Look: Box 2.3 Similarities in Children’s Early Behavioral Styles and Adult Personality
and Well-Being
Family, Social, and Cultural Perspectives
Infant–Caregiver Attachment
The Family and Peer Context
A Closer Look: Box 2.4 The “Core Story” of Development
Looking Ahead
Study Resources
Chapter 3: Research
A Scientific Approach
When Science Is Ignored
The Research Process
Common Research Questions and Topics
Whitney: Always Sad
Tito: Constantly Fighting
A Closer Look: Box 3.1 Cross-Cultural Epidemiological Research: Behavior Problems
Reported by Parents of Children in Seven Cultures
Methods of Studying Behavior
Standardization, Reliability, and Validity
Measurement Methods
Reporting Methods
Psychophysiological Methods
Neuroimaging Methods
Observation Methods
Research Strategies
Identifying the Sample
General Research Strategies
Research Designs
A Closer Look: Box 3.2 Longitudinal Research: Does Child Maltreatment Lead to More Peer Rejection
over Time?
Qualitative Research
A Closer Look: Box 3.3 Qualitative Research: Siblings Talk about Their Brothers with Autism Spectrum
Disorder (ASD)
Ethical and Pragmatic Issues
Informed Consent and Assent
Voluntary Participation
Confidentiality and Anonymity
Nonharmful Procedures
Other Ethical and Pragmatic Concerns
Study Resources
Chapter 4: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Clinical Issues
The Decision-Making Process
Felicia: Multiple Problems
Developmental Considerations
Purposes of Assessment
Assessing Disorders
Clinical Interviews
Felicia: History
Behavioral Assessment
Psychological Testing
A Closer Look: Box 4.1 Observing Behavior: Seeing the Whole Picture
A Closer Look: Box 4.2 WISC-V Primary Indexes and Subtest Items Similar to Those Included
Classification and Diagnosis
Categories and Dimensions
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
Treatment and Prevention
Cultural Considerations
Treatment Goals
Ethical and Legal Considerations
General Approaches to Treatment
A Closer Look: Box 4.3 Model Comprehensive Mental Health Program: A Culturally Competent
School-Based Mental Health Program
Treatment Effectiveness
Felicia: Multiple Solutions
New Directions
Study Resources
Part 2: Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Chapter 5: Intellectual Disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder)
Intelligence and Intellectual Disability
The Eugenics Scare
Defining and Measuring Children’sIntelligence and Adaptive Behavior
A Closer Look: Box 5.1 The Infamous Kallikaks
A Closer Look: Box 5.2 Early-Twentieth-Century
Perspectives on Mental
The Controversial IQ
Features of Intellectual Disabilities
Matthew: Gaining at His Own Pace
Vanessa: Gaining at Home
Clinical Description
Severity Levels
Developmental Course and Adult Outcomes
Dan: With His Brother’s Help
Changes in Abilities
Language and Social Behavior
Emotional and Behavioral Problems
Pattie: Disturbed or Disturbing?
Other Physical and Health Disabilities
Inheritance and the Role of the Environment
Genetic and Constitutional Factors
Neurobiological Influences
Social and Psychological Dimensions
Prevention, Education, and Treatment
Prenatal Education and Screening
Psychosocial Treatments
A Closer Look: Box 5.3 Practical Recommendations
for Enhancing Children’s Lives
through Early Intervention
Study Resources
Chapter 6: Autism Spectrum Disorder
and Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Description and History
DSM-5: Defining Features of ASD
ASD across the Spectrum
Lucy: ASD with Intellectual Disability
John: ASD with Average Intellectual Ability
Core Deficits of ASD
Social Interaction and CommunicationDeficits
A Closer Look: Box 6.1 Attachment in Children with ASD
A Closer Look: Box 6.2 Early Communication in ASD
Restricted and Repetitive Behaviorsand Interests
Associated Characteristics of ASD
Intellectual Deficits and Strengths
Cognitive and Motivational Deficits
A Closer Look: Box 6.3 The Sally–Anne Test: What
It Means to Have a Theory
of Mind
Medical Conditions and Physical Characteristics
Accompanying Disorders and Symptoms
Prevalence and Course of ASD
Age at Onset
Anne-Marie: First Birthday
Course and Outcomes
Causes of ASD
Problems in Early Development
Genetic Influences
Brain Abnormalities
ASD as a Disorder of Risk and Adaptation
Treatment of ASD
Emilie: A Full-Time Job
Early Intervention
Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia (COS)
Mary: Depressed, Disorderly, Doomed
DSM-5: Defining Features of Schizophrenia
A Closer Look: Box 6.4 Psychotic Symptoms in
Children with Schizophrenia
Precursors and Comorbidities
Causes and Treatment of COS
Study Resources
Chapter 7:Communication and
Learning Disorders
James: Smart but Can’t Read
Francine: Shunned and Falling Behind
Definitions and History
Language Development
Phonological Awareness
Communication Disorders
Jackie: Screaming, Not Talking
Language and Speech Sound Disorders
Childhood-Onset Fluency Disorder (Stuttering)
Sayad: Family Legacy
Social (Pragmatic) CommunicationDisorder
Specific Learning Disorder
James: Strong Points Shine
Tim: Warming with Interest
SLD with Impairment in Reading
SLD with Impairment in Written Expression
Carlos: Slowly Taking Shape
SLD with Impairment in Mathematics
A Closer Look: Box 7.1 Factors That Increase
Resilience and Adaptation
Francine: Slowly but Surely Improving
A Closer Look: Box 7.2 Steps in Direct Behavioral
Carlos: Plans
A Closer Look: Box 7.3 Critical Elements for a
Successful Beginning
Reading Program
Study Resources
Chapter 8: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Description and History
John: Inattentive, Hyperactive, Impulsive
Core Characteristics
Lisa: Just Can’t Focus
Mark: Junior Wild Man
Presentation Type
Additional DSM Criteria
What DSM Criteria Don’t Tell Us
Associated Characteristics
Cognitive Deficits
Speech and Language Impairments
Medical and Physical Concerns
Social Problems
Dennis: Nothing Sticks
Accompanying Psychological Disorders
and Symptoms
Oppositional Defiant Disorderand Conduct Disorder
Shawn: Bad Boy
Anxiety Disorders
T. J.: Overactive and Anxious
Mood Disorders
Developmental Coordinationand Tic Disorders
Prevalence and Course
Socioeconomic Status and Culture
Course and Outcome
Alan: Off and Running
Alan: Preschool Outcast
Alan: I Couldn’t Do Anything Right
Alan: A Parent’s Viewpoint
Alan: Adult Challenges
Theories and Causes
A Closer Look: Box 8.1 Interrelated Theories
Genetic Influences
Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Development
Neurobiological Factors
A Closer Look: Box 8.2 Does the Brain Develop
Abnormally in Children with ADHD, or Is It Just
Diet, Allergy, and Lead
Family Influences
Mark: Medication and Behavior Therapy
Lisa: Behavior Therapy and Counseling
A Closer Look: Box 8.3 The “Accidental” Discovery
of Math Pills
Parent Management Training (PMT
Educational Intervention
Alan: Boxed in at School
Intensive Interventions
Additional Interventions
A Comment on Controversial Treatments
A Closer Look: Box 8.4 Questions Asked by Children
and Adolescents with ADHD
Keeping Things in Perspective
Mark: Good Support System
Study Resources
Part 3: Behavioral and Emotional Disorders
Chapter 9: Conduct Problems
Description of Conduct Problems
Andy: Young Rage
Marvelle: Defiant
Nick: Not Like Other Kids
Steve: Not without Cause
A Closer Look Box 9.1 Beliefs about Youth Violence:
True or False?
Context, Costs, and Perspectives
Social and Economic Costs
DSM-5: Defining Features
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD
Gordon: Enjoying His Power
Conduct Disorder (CD)
Greg: Dangerous Distress
Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD)and Psychopathic Features
Jason: No Conscience
A Closer Look: Box 9.2 Bart Simpson: What’s the
Associated Characteristics
Cognitive and Verbal Deficits
School and Learning Problems
Family Problems
Peer Problems
A Closer Look: Box 9.3 Bullies and Their Victims
Tom and Matthew: Murderous Meeting of
Self-Esteem Deficits
Health-Related Problems
Accompanying Disorders and Symptoms
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Depression and Anxiety
Prevalence, Gender, and Course
Ann: Runaway
A Closer Look: Box 9.4 Social Aggression in Girls: “I Hurt Her through the Grapevine”
Developmental Course and Pathways
Marcus: Call of the Wild
Adult Outcomes
Genetic Influences
Prenatal Factors and Birth Complications
Neurobiological Factors
A Closer Look: Box 9.5 Do the Brains of Children with Early-Onset Conduct Disorders Differ from Those
of Children with Adolescent-Onset Conduct Disorders?
Social–Cognitive Factors
Family Factors
A Closer Look: Box 9.6 Coercive Parent–Child
Interaction: Four-Step Escape
Conditioning Sequence
Other Family Problems
Jake and Reggie: All Odds Against Them
Societal Factors
Cultural Factors
Treatment and Prevention
Scott: Salvageable?
Parent Management Training (PMT)
Problem-Solving Skills Training (PSST)
A Closer Look: Box 9.7 Cognitive Problem-Solving
Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
Preventive Interventions
Study Resources
Chapter 10: Depressive and Bipolar Disorders
Donna: Desperate Despair
Mick: Up and Down
Overview of Mood Disorders
Depressive Disorders
Depression in Young People
Depression and Development
Anatomy of Depression
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
Joey: Feeling Worthless and Hopeless
Alison: “I Couldn’t Take It Any More”
Onset, Course, and Outcome
Ethnicity and Culture
Persistent Depressive Disorder [P-DD]
Deborah: A Childhood without Laughter
Prevalence and Comorbidity
Onset, Course, and Outcome
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)
Associated Characteristics of Depressive
Intellectual and Academic Functioning
Cognitive Biases and Distortions
Ellie: Life’s Hardly Worth It
Negative Self-Esteem
Farah: Never Good Enough
Social and Peer Problems
Family Problems
Depression and Suicide
Carla: “It Became Too Much”
A Closer Look: Box 10.1 Depressive Disorder Is
Associated with Suicide
Thoughts and Suicide Attempts
Theories of Depression
Other Theories
Causes of Depression
Genetic and Family Risk
Neurobiological Influences
Family Influences
Mrs. D.: Not Up to Mothering
Stressful Life Events
Carline: How Depression Acts
Emotion Regulation
Treatment of Depression
Leeta: Feeling Better
Psychosocial Interventions
A Closer Look: Box 10.2 Summary of Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) Black
Box Warnings for the Use of
Antidepressants with Children
and Adolescents
Bipolar Disorder (BP)
Ben: Extreme Mood Swings
Onset, Course, and Outcome
Jessi: Runs in the Family
Study Resources
Chapter 11: Anxiety and Obsessive–Compulsive Disorders
Description of Anxiety Disorders
Experiencing Anxiety
Chantelle: The Terror of Being Home Alone
Anxiety versus Fear and Panic
Normal Fears, Anxieties, Worries,and Rituals
Anxiety Disorders According to DSM-5
A Closer Look: Box 11.1 Main Features of Seven DSM-5 Anxiety Disorders
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Brad: “Don’t Leave Me!”
Prevalence and Comorbidity
Onset, Course, and Outcome
Eric: Won’t Go to School
School Reluctance and Refusal
Specific Phobia
Charlotte: Arachnophobia
Prevalence and Comorbidity
Onset, Course, and Outcome
Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
Prevalence, Comorbidity, and Course
Selective Mutism
Keisha: Mum’s the Word
Prevalence, Comorbidity, and Course
Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
Claudia: An Attack Out of Nowhere
Prevalence and Comorbidity
Onset, Course, and Outcome
A Closer Look: Box 11.2 Did Darwin Have a Panic Disorder?
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Jared: Perpetual Worrywart
Prevalence and Comorbidity
Onset, Course, and Outcome
Obsessive–Compulsive and Related Disorders
Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder
Ethan: Counting and Cleaning
A Closer Look: Box 11.3 Main Features of DSM-5 OCD-Related Disorders
Prevalence and Comorbidity
Onset, Course, and Outcome
Associated Characteristics
Cognitive Disturbances
Physical Symptoms
Social and Emotional Deficits
Anxiety and Depression
Gender, Ethnicity, and Culture
Theories and Causes
Early Theories
Family and Genetic Risk
Neurobiological Factors
Family Factors
Treatment and Prevention
Candy: Afraid to Swallow
A Closer Look: Box 11.4 Evander Holyfield: The Best Way to Defeat Fear Is to Face It
Behavior Therapy
Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Interventions
A Closer Look: Box 11.5 Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Social Anxiety Disorder
A Closer Look: Box 11.6 Early Intervention and Prevention of Anxiety Disorders
Study Resources
Chapter 12: Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Mary Ellen: Her Legacy
History and Family Context
Healthy Families
Continuum of Care
Trauma, Stress, and Maltreatment: Defining
Trauma and Stress
A Closer Look: Box 12.1 How Stressed Out Are Teens Today?
Jane and Matt: Used to Neglect
Milton: Abused and Abusive
Rosita: No Haven at Home
Characteristics of ChildrenWho Suffer Maltreatment
Family Context
Causes of Maltreatment
Brenda: Unhappy Childhood, Unhappy
Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Reactive Attachment Disorder
Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Marcie: Not the Only Victim
Rosita: Feeling Trapped
Celia: Walled Away
A Closer Look: Box 12.2 What Are the Long-Term Criminal Consequences of Child Maltreatment?
Treatment and Prevention
Exposure-Based Therapy
A Closer Look: Box 12.3 Trauma-Focused Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Special Needs of Maltreated Children
Milton’s Treatment: Session 1
Milton’s Treatment Session 4
Study Resources
Part 4: Problems Related to Physical and Mental
Chapter 13: Health-Related andSubstance-Use Disorders
Jeremiah: Breath Is Life
Freddie: Too Worried to Sleep
Sleep–Wake Disorders
The Regulatory Functions of Sleep
Maturational Changes
Features of Sleep–Wake Disorders
Elimination Disorders
Chronic Illness
Normal Variations in Children’s Health
Diabetes Mellitus
Amanda: Daily Struggle with Diabetes
Childhood Cancer
Chen: A Determined Boy Fighting Leukemia
Development and Course
How Children Adapt: A Biopsychosocial Model
A Closer Look: Box 13.1 Virtual Support Groups
A Closer Look: Box 13 .2 A Summer Retreat
Adolescent Substance-Use Disorders
A Closer Look: Box 13.3 Test Your Knowledge
on Substance Use
Prevalence and Course
Treatment and Prevention
Study Resources
Chapter 14: Feeding and Eating Disorders
How Eating Patterns Develop
Normal Development
Developmental Risk Factors
Biological Regulators
Ellen: Self-Image and Self-Esteem
Prevalence and Development
A Closer Look: Box 14.1 Junk Food Corporations in
Feeding and Eating Disorders First Occurring in
Infancy and Early Childhood
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
Eating Disorders of Adolescence
Anorexia Nervosa
Sooki: Obsessed with Food and Weight
Bulimia Nervosa
Phillipa: A Well-Kept Secret
Binge Eating Disorder
Prevalence and Development
A Closer Look: Box 14.2 Pro–Eating Disorders Websites
A Closer Look: Box 14.3 Success—At What Price?
Study Resources
Name Index
Subject Index

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