Social Cognition and Developmental Psychopathology by Carla SharpSocial Cognition and Developmental Psychopathology by Carla Sharp

Social Cognition and Developmental Psychopathology

EditorCarla Sharp, Peter Fonagy, Ian Goodyer

Paperback | November 1, 2008

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Social cognition refers to the capacity to think about others' thoughts, intentions, feelings, attitudes and perspectives and enables us to engage in the activities that humans value most, such as family, friendship, love, cooperation, play, and community. These processes form such anessential and natural part of our functioning as human beings that it is easy to assume that all humans possess the capacity in equal measure. However, it has been shown by research over the last 20 years that children with a wide variety of psychiatric disorders have problems in social cognition.For instance, children with autism have clear deficits in thinking what others might be thinking. In contrast, children with psychopathic traits are very good at reading the minds of others, but may use this knowledge to manipulate or mistreat individuals.This volume brings together for the first time leaders at the intersection of two academic fields: developmental psychopathology (which deals with child psychiatric disorders) and social cognition. By bringing together the two fields in this unique way, readers not only learn much about importantdisease mechanisms in childhood disorder, but also gain a better understanding about the nature, origins and development of social cognition in general. It is a must-have for all students, researchers, and clinicians interested in both childhood psychiatric disorder and cognitive psychology.
Carla Sharp completed her training as a clinical psychologist at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) in 1996. After completing her Ph.D in Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge in 2000, she obtained an NHS Post-doctoral Fellowship at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge where she completed her post-doc...
Title:Social Cognition and Developmental PsychopathologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:November 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198569181

ISBN - 13:9780198569183


Table of Contents

1. Carla Sharp, Peter Fonagy and Ian Goodyer: IntroductionPart I - Developmental Disorders2. Simon Baron-Cohen, Ofer Golan, Bhismadev Chakrabarti and Matthew K Belmonte: Social cognition and autism spectrum conditions3. Michal Shaked and Nurit Yirmiya: Social cognition in children with learning disabilities4. Michael Siegal and Candida C Peterson: Language and theory of mind in atypically developing children: evidence from studies of deafness, blindness and autismPart II - Externalizing Disorders5. Claire Hughes and Rosie Ensor: Social cognition and disruptive behaviour disorders in young children: families matter6. Jacquelyn Mize and Gregory S Pettit: Social information processing and the development of conduct problems in children and adolescents: looking beneath the surface7. James Blair: Empathic dysfunction in psychopathyPart III - Internalizing Disorders8. Zoe Kyte and Ian M Goodyer: Social cognition in depressed children and adolescents9. Robin Banerjee: Social cognition and anxiety in children10. Carla Sharp and Peter Fonagy: Social cognition and attachment-related dissordersPart IV - Other Considerations11. Gyorgy Gergely and Zsolt Unoka: Attachment, affect-regulation and mentalization: the developmental origins of the representational affective self12. Marc de Rosnay, Paul L Harris and Francisco Pons: Making links between emotion understanding and developmental psychopathology in young children13. Thomas C O'Connor and Cathy Creswell: Social cognition and genetics14. Peter Fonagy and Carla Sharp: Treatment outcome of childhood disorders: the perspective of social cognition