Proposes model building as a pragmatic and integrative approach to developmental psychopathology. The model-building process is iterative within a program of research, cycling through the following phases of research: theory, field observation, construct definition, measurement development, construct analysis, model testing, experimental field trials, and model revision. Research on the development of and interventions for antisocial behavior is discussed as a tool for reflecting on the modelbuilding process. The ecological framework is offered as a science-based heuristic that integrates various levels of analysis and theoretical perspectives.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology|
|State||Published - 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Clinical Psychology