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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.

Interpersonal Factors as Vulnerability to Psychopathology over the Life Course
Interpersonal factors as vulnerability to psychopathology over the life course
Kimberly VanOrden, LaRicka R.Wingate, Kathryn H.Gordon, and Thomas E.Joiner

“There is almost always trouble to be found in the terrain of interpersonal relationships with people who are or will become psychologically distressed.” (Segrin, 2001, p. 11)

An interpersonal perspective on psychopathology highlights the importance of human interactions and relationships for both well-being and psychopathology (e.g., Joiner, Coyne, & Blalock, 1999; Segrin, 2001). The context of human development includes layers of social influences, ranging from direct social contacts such as family members, neighbors, and peers, to indirect social influences such as local government or the workplace (Bronfenbrenner, 1986). Each of the layers has the potential both to nurture and ...

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