A contextual analysis of externalizing and mixed syndrome boys: when syndromal similarity obscures functional dissimilarity.

@article{Wright2001ACA,
  title={A contextual analysis of externalizing and mixed syndrome boys: when syndromal similarity obscures functional dissimilarity.},
  author={Jack C. Wright and Audrey L. Zakriski},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={
          457-70
        }
}
A contextualized approach to psychopathology that focuses on children's responses to events rather than overall behavior output was examined. Teachers rated boys in special education classrooms using a standardized syndromal instrument and one that assessed boys' social environments and their responses to them. Externalizing and mixed (aggressive and withdrawn) syndrome groups showed distinctive response patterns that could not be derived from syndrome scores, with externalizers showing… CONTINUE READING

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