2nd Edition

Behavior Problems in Preschool Children, Second Edition
Clinical and Developmental Issues




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ISBN 9781593853778
Published October 19, 2006 by Guilford Press
334 Pages

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Book Description

This volume provides a comprehensive clinical/n-/developmental framework for understanding and treating behavior problems in early childhood. Susan B. Campbell offers a highly readable account of the developmental tasks and transitions that young children face in cognitive, social, and family domains, and examines why and what happens when development goes awry. Particular attention is given to the critical question of how certain children manage to successfully overcome difficult transitions, while others face the risk of serious, ongoing problems. Empirically supported prevention and treatment approaches are reviewed.

Table of Contents

1. Theoretical and Conceptual Issues
2. Developmental Issues
3. Clinical Issues
4. Family Factors and Young Children's Development
5. Sibling Relationships and Young Children's Development
6. Peer Relationships and Young Children's Development
7. Prevention and Treatment of Behavior Problems in Young Children
8. Follow-Up and Outcome Studies of Young Children
9. Conclusions and Social Policy Implications

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Biography

Susan B. Campbell, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, where she has served as Chair of both the Clinical and Developmental Programs. She was the editor of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology from 1999 to 2005, and she has served on numerous editorial boards and review committees. Dr. Campbell is currently the principal investigator at the Pittsburgh site of the 10-site National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. She is coauthor (with E. Mark Cummings and Patrick T. Davies) of Developmental Psychopathology and Family Process.

Reviews

"The second edition of this benchmark volume is a major accomplishment. Campbell's comprehensive conceptual and theoretical framework will help readers gain a better understanding of what is a pressing national problem--the identification, prevention, and treatment of young children's social, emotional, and behavioral problems. Notable features of the second edition include expanded coverage of prevention and treatment, as well as updated consideration of social policy issues. Like its predecessor, the volume does a wonderful job of bringing in real-life examples to anchor the discussion of complex issues, and it is written in a very accessible and clear style. Of particular value is the richly informative chapter on family factors in the development of problem behavior. An important contribution for clinical psychologists, the book will also be useful to professionals in social work, early childhood education, and related fields."--Robert C. Pianta, PhD, Curry Programs in Clinical and School Psychology, University of Virginia

"Much has happened in this past decade to advance our understanding of child behavior problems and how they may be prevented or treated. Susan Campbell is on top of these advances, in part because she has spearheaded many of them. She has performed a wonderful service to all of us interested in the well-being of children by updating this book. This is an essential resource for anyone working with children--from child clinicians to preschool and elementary school teachers--as well as serious students of human development. Campbell provides accurate and balanced coverage of what is known about early development; helps us understand why young children have behavior problems; and shares illustrative findings from her own longitudinal studies. Impressively, the volume provides a review that will be highly informative to psychology researchers and graduate students while remaining accessible to undergraduates and readers in other fields."--John Coie, PhD, Department of Psychology: Social and Health Sciences (Emeritus), Duke University