Learning aims

Learning aims have been provided to help keep track of the key concepts you need to master in each chapter:

  • be able to describe the importance of a developmental approach to the study of psychopathology
  • be familiar with the issues surrounding the measurement of psychopathology in childhood and some of the instruments used by psychologists
  • be able to describe some common forms of psychopathology, including depression, anxiety disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, and autism
  • be able to explain the concepts of risk and resilience and protective mechanisms
  • be familiar with issues involved in the prevention and treatment of childhood psychopathology