This comprehensive, research-based introduction to childhood behavior disorders provides a sensitive and thorough examination of the field by covering its central issues, theoretical and methodological underpinnings, and by providing descriptions and discussions of numerous disorders. Rich with illustrations and examples, it highlights the newest areas of research and clinical work, stressing supported treatments and the prevention of behavior problems of youth. Now titled Abnormal Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence, (previously titled Behavior Disorders of Childhood), this 7th edition continues to be the model text in the field.
A textbook for a course introducing childhood psychopathology. Wicks- Nelson (Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia) and Israel (State U. of New York-Albany) assume that the developmental model can contribute much to understanding childhood behavior problems, that such problems are the result of interactions among variables, and that they require a systematic and scientific inquiry that combines empirical approaches and theoretical frameworks. Previous editions were published between 1984 and 1997. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)