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Integrating Developmental Risk Factors: Perspectives From Developmental Psychopathology

Dante Cicchetti

Mt. Hope Family Center

University of Rochester

In their chapters in the present volume, the authors cogently discuss the relative contribution and range of impact that an array of neurobiological, biological, genetic, psychological, and sociocultural risk factors exert on the course of ontogenesis. Their analyses examine both micro level (e.g., molecular and quantitative genetics; synaptic development and elimination; child maltreatment and family violence; nutritional deficiencies; parent-child interaction) and macro level (e.g., cultural variation; war; community violence; poverty) developmental processes. The careful expositions ...

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