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Understanding Child Behavior Disorders provides an interdisciplinary approach with a developmental perspective to child psychopathology. This textbook is solidly grounded in research findings, both quantitative and qualitative, and incorporates information derived from clinical practice. Features: * Presents a developmental and interdisciplinary approach to children's psychological disorders. * Strong research orientation is complemented by information gained from clinical experience. * Boxes present a variety of student-oriented case examples, surprising research results, and summaries of key points of controversial issues. New to this edition: * The Third Edition has been extensively revised, has a new organization, is thoroughly updated and closely follows the new DSM-IV across all areas of disabilities. * Chapter 15, Abuse and Neglect, studies the effects of abuse and neglect on child adjustment. * New coverage has been added, including object relations theory, qualitative research methods, anxiety and depressive disorders, juvenile deliquency and gangs, and child abuse and neglect. * The Instructor's Manual/Test Bank is completely revised with new multiple choice items, transparency masters, and video/film suggestions for each chapter.

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Donna Gelfand is Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah. She received a Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis on clinical psychology at Stanford University in 1961, and completed a clinical internship at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto. While working as a psychologist at the Community Mental Health Service of San Jose California she also taught at San Jose State University. Then she joined the faculty in the psychology department at the University of Utah, first serving as director of the department's child clinic, then coordinator of the developmental psychology program, chair of the department of psychology, and dean of the college of social and behavioral science. She studies the effects of maternal depression on children and how these adverse effects can be counteracted. In addition to this book, now in its 4th edition, she has published numerous research papers and several books, including Child Behavior Analysis and Therapy, with Donald Hartmann, Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology, with Lizette Peterson-Homer, and edited Social Learning in Childhood. She received the University of Utah's Distinguished Research Award. She has served on numerous journal editorial boards, was the founding chair of the APA Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, president of the Rocky Mt. Psychological Association, chair of Section III, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association, and is listed in Who's Who in America.

Dr. Clifford J. Drew is a professor in Special Education and Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. He spent ten years in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and has been with the University of Utah since 1971. He has over 110 scholarly contributions, including books, chapters, and articles as well as national and international presentations; and more than $11 million in federal, state, and private sector grants to his credit. His articles have appeared in Exceptional Children, American Journal of Mental Deficiency, Psychology Reports, Psychonomic Science, Science, Mental Retardation, Journal of the School of Psychology, School of Psychology Review, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Journal of Learning Disabilities, and American Journal of Family Therapy, among others. His academic interests include research methods, human development and disabilities, applications of information technology, and outreach in higher education.

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