In conclusion, the developmental psychopathology perspective views adjustment and development as a dynamic, cumulative result of the reciprocal influences between child, family, and ecological characteristics across time. In studying family relationships, the developmental psychopathology approach highlights: (a) the complex, interdependent relations among different family characteristics and relationships; (b) the role ecological characteristics play in altering or affecting family relations (e.g., culture or subculture, peer relations, school); and (c) the multiple, developmental pathways taken by individuals and families across the life span.
See also: ANXIETY DISORDERS; ATTACHMENT: PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS; ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD); CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS; CONDUCT DISORDER; CONFLICT: PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS; CONFLICT: FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS; DEPRESSION: ADULTS; DEPRESSION: CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS; DEVELOPMENT: EMOTIONAL; DEVELOPMENT: MORAL; DEVELOPMENT: SELF; DISABILITIES; FAMILY DIAGNOSIS/DSM IV; FAMILY SYSTEMS THEORY; INTERPARENTAL CONFLICT—EFFECTS ON CHILDREN; INTERPARENTAL VIOLENCE—EFFECTS ON CHILDREN; MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME BY PROXY; OPPOSITIONALITY; POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER; SCHIZOPHRENIA; SCHOOL PHOBIA AND SCHOOL REFUSAL; SELF-ESTEEM; SEPARATION ANXIETY; SHYNESS; SUBSTANCE ABUSE; TEMPERAMENT
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PATRICK T. DAVIES
E. MARK CUMMINGS
SUSAN B. CAMPBELL