- Subject index
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Chapter 2: Developmental Psychopathology
Developmental psychopathology contributes a developmental perspective to the study of abnormal behaviour. It is also concerned with the study of the prediction of the development of maladaptive behaviour processes (Lewis, 1990). The scope of this investigation bridges the fields of child and adult psychopathology, allowing us to examine the continuities and discontinuities between mental health problems and risk factors in childhood and later difficulties in adulthood, as well as understanding the internal and external sources of competence and vulnerability. A developmental approach strives to conceptualise how the processes underlying an individual's adaptation in her development lead to a particular outcome in a given developmental period. This requires an examination of a person's current functioning in the context of how this level of ...