Developmental Psychopathology: ages 7-11 Term Paper by Nicky

Developmental Psychopathology: ages 7-11
An explanation of the importance of research into developmental psychopathology.
# 147168 | 1,043 words | 7 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Feb 28, 2011 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Therapies)

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This paper discusses the relatively new field of developmental psychopathology that studies the way in which various psychological disorders develop and manifest themselves in different life stages. It explains why the age of seven to eleven are such important developmental years for the child and how the failure to deal with interpersonal relationships during these years has been found to be a cardinal factor in later developmental pathologies.

From the Paper:

''An important aspect of developmental psychopathology that should be recognized at the outset is the underlying assumption that, "....the study of atypical development can inform our understanding of normal development and, conversely, the methods and approaches used in normative developmental science may shed light on the etiology and course of mental illness" (Psychopathology: Developmental Psychopathology). In other words, from the point of view of the present research, understanding the atypical and pathological forms of child and adult development helps to illuminate aspects of normative psychological development.
"The above discussion suggests the view that, while genetic factors should be taken into account, the main environmental and social factors. This is a particularly important view with regard to the understanding of childhood development between the ages of seven to eleven, or the early school years.''

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