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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.

Genetic Vulnerabilities to the Development of Psychopathology
Genetic vulnerabilities to the development of psychopathology
Kathryn S.Lemery and LisaDoelger

Developmental psychology textbooks have declared that the nature-versus-nurture debate is resolved and that the field has now demonstrated that psychological traits, behaviors, and psychopatholo-gies arise from a complex interaction of both genes and the environment. The complexities of the interaction extend across multiple environmental levels, from the subatomic to the macroenvironment, and our methods cannot separate these influences for a given individual. This declaration makes sense, for certainly genes are equipped to code for proteins, and environmental conditions are quite necessary for any gene expression. Although few would argue with the truth of this statement, it does not address the tremendous contributions made by studying individual differences and using ...

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