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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.

Cognitive Vulnerability-Stress Models of Psychopathology: A Developmental Perspective
Cognitive vulnerability-stress models of psychopathology: A developmental perspective
Brandon E.Gibb and Meredith E.Coles

Since their introduction, cognitive vulnerability-stress theories of psycho-pathology (e.g., Abramson, Seligman, & Teasdale, 1978; Beck, 1967; Dodge, 1986; Williams, Watts, MacLeod, & Mathews, 1988) have spurred an enormous amount of research. These theories share the general hypothesis that one's characteristic way of attending to, interpreting, and remembering negative events contributes vulnerability to the development of psychopathology in the presence of negative life events. In this chapter, we focus on biases in attention and interpretation, given the relative paucity of research examining memory biases as vulnerability factors (for recent reviews of the role of memory in psychopathology, see Clark, Beck, & Alford, 1999; Coles & Heimberg, 2002; ...

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