This volume is the result of a symposium titled "Constructivist Approaches to Atypical Development and Developmental Psychopathology."
What emerges from the work included here is a record of innovative extensions, refinements, and applications of the concept of constructivism.
The chapters not only demonstrate the compatibility of constructivism with investigations of atypicality, but also the generation of a constructivist perspective for a wide array of problems in developmental psychology.
Table of Contents
Contents: D.P. Keating, Constructivism and Diversity. S. Santostefano, Coordinating Outer Space with Inner Self: Reflections on Developmental Psychopathology. R.A. Thompson, Construction and Reconstruction of Early Attachments: Taking Perspective on Attachment Theory and Research. D. Cicchetti, M. Beeghly, V. Carlson, W. Coster, M. Gersten, C. Rieder, S. Toth, Development and Psychopathology: Lessons from the Study of Maltreated Children. L. Rogers, R. Kegan, "Mental Growth" and "Mental Health" as Distinct Concepts in the Study of Developmental Psychopathology: Theory, Research, and Clinical Implications. H. Rosen, Constructivism: Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy. B. Landau, Knowledge and Its Expression in the Blind Child. A.M. Sostek, Development of the Blind Child: Implications for Assessment and Intervention. H.G. Furth, Thinking Without Language: A Perspective and Review of Research With Deaf People. H.W. Hoemann, Piagetian Perspectives on Research With Deaf Subjects.
"Researchers and clinicians will find this volume to be a valuable addition to the growing clinical literature concerned with the application of developmental and constructivist concepts to the domains of counseling and psychotherapy...The breadth and depth of the scholarship in this volume suggests that the constructivist perspective holds great promise for illuminating basic principles and processes of human change over the course of the life span."