Social context in developmental psychopathology: recommendations for future research from the MacArthur Network on Psychopathology and Development. The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Psychopathology and Development.

@article{Boyce1998SocialCI,
  title={Social context in developmental psychopathology: recommendations for future research from the MacArthur Network on Psychopathology and Development. The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Psychopathology and Development.},
  author={W T Boyce and E Frank and P S Jensen and R C Kessler and C A Nelson and L Steinberg},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  year={1998},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={143-64}
}
  • W T Boyce, E Frank, +3 authors L Steinberg
  • Published 1998 in Development and psychopathology
Accumulating evidence suggests that social contexts in early life have important and complex effects on childhood psychopathology. Spurred by the lack of an explicit operational definition that could guide the study of such effects, we define a social context operationally as "a set of interpersonal conditions, relevant to a particular behavior or disorder and external to, but shaped and interpreted by, the individual child." Building on this definition, we offer a series of recommendations for… CONTINUE READING

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