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05/05/2009 13:01:00 Developmental Psychopathology The study of the basic mechanisms that cause developmental pathways diverge toward pathological or typical outcomes What is normal? Change (or lack of change) over time Context Patterns of adaptation Typical and atypical are in a continuum of each other 1. development are there really childhood psychological disorders? Are they different from adult disorders? Freud’s problem? o If given an hour with a child he would have no idea how he would turn out o Fearful temperament might grow to be sensitive empathic Shy Anxiety disorder? o Multifinality: “Multiple ends” Protective factors? o Equifinality: many pathways Changeable risk factors? 3. Development how do we determine when development has gone awry (transient versus long term problems? o
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