The multidisciplinary field of developmental psychobiology has uncovered new findings in behavioral progressions that have led to exciting avenues for therapeutic intervention. Practical and insightful, Developmental Psychobiology looks at how behavioral and neural systems develop and how adaptive and atypical patterns influence learning and experience.Biological and child psychiatry have moved into an explosive era of developments in imaging and genetic methods. Using these tools to shed light on the relationship between internal processes and outward manifestations of behavior, the field of developmental psychobiology studies the dynamic nature of cells and structures to expose what shapes behavior.
The book's introduction provides a foundation of essential themes and questions pursued by the field, which are addressed with a specialized focus in subsequent chapters. This fascinating volume offers new information in the developmental psychobiology of early attachment, reading disability, Tourette's syndrome, schizophrenia and neurodevelopment, and the developmental neurobiology of face processing.
With chapters that elucidate the newest research in the field, Developmental Psychobiology provides clinicians an abundance of insight that can provide practical help to patients and a richer understanding of the underpinnings of cognitive and emotional disorders.