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Abnormal Child Psychology

Abnormal Child Psychology Author(s): Eric J. Mash, David A. Wolfe

Difference between 6th and 5th editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 6th and 5th editions

  • Time lapse between previous and current publications: 3 years (2012 vs 2015).
  • Abnormal Child Psychology was first released in 1999.
  • The Sixth Edition is consistent with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed. (DSM-5).
  • New Chapter 12 on trauma- and stressor- related disorders.
  • The book incorporates most current findings on diagnosis, evidence-based treatments, causes, prevalence, complications, protective and risk factors contributing to psychological disorders.
  • Notable content changes and updates are summarized below:
    • Discussion on increasing prevalence rates of autism spectrum disorders
    • Emerging theories about developmental pathways leading to different disorders
    • Latest findings on effects of stress on the developing brain, how early stressors (childhood abuse or neglect) alter the brain involved in stress regulation and negatively impact neurocognitive development.
    • Important role of genetics in neurodevelopmental disorders.
    • Brain imaging studies demonstrating strong neurobiological basis (structural abnormalities) of ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, and depression
    • The early precursors to the development of psychopathy in teenagers.
    • Latest research on patterns of use and abuse of stimulant ADHD medications
    • Recent follow-up findings from Fast Track Project and the Multimodal Treatment of ADHD (MTA) Study.
    • Advances in identifying and new treatments for autism spectrum disorder (Ch.6)
    • Coverage of predominantly inattentive type of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (formerly attention deficit disorder without hyperactivity) (Ch.8)
    • Temperament and personality disorders (Ch.2,4)
    • Three symptom clusters for oppositional defiant disorder (Ch. 9)
    • The stigma of mental illness (Ch.1, 4)
    • Relationship between research results in in abnormal child psychology and public policy implications (throughout the text).
    • Coverage of important reports from the Surgeon General, the WHO, and others sources (Ch.1,2).
6th Edition of
Abnormal Child Psychology
eBook, 656 pages
eBook ISBN: 9781305445765
Published by: Cengage Learning, January 01, 2015
Hardcover, 656 pages
ISBN-10: 1305105427
ISBN-13: 9781305105423
Published by: Cengage Learning, January 01, 2015
5th Edition of
Abnormal Child Psychology
Hardcover, 624 pages
ISBN-10: 1111834490
ISBN-13: 9781111834494
Published by: Wadsworth Publishing, June 14, 2012
4th Edition of
Abnormal Child Psychology
Hardcover, 576 pages
ISBN-10: 0495506273
ISBN-13: 9780495506270
Published by: Wadsworth Publishing, October 30, 2008

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