Developmental perspectives on the etiology, intergenerational transmission, and sequelae of child maltreatment

Authors

  • Dante Cicchetti,

    1. Assistant professor of psychology and social relations at Harvard University
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    • Where he is co-director of the Developmental Risk Research Project and the Harvard Child Maltreatment Project.

  • Ross Rizley

    1. Assistant professor of psychology and social relations at Harvard University
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    • Where he is co-director of the Developmental Risk Research Project and the Harvard Child Maltreatment Project.


Abstract

Research methods and inferential techniques must acknowledge the complexity and heterogeneity of child maltreatment. Empirical investigation of child maltreatment must be guided by sophisticated concepts of development, personality, psychopathology, and family and social systems theory.

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