Abnormal Child & Adolescent Psychology

Resources for Introduction to Abnormal Child & Adolescent Psychology (4th edition)


An evidence-based textbook that adopts a developmental psychopathology approach to understanding and helping children and families in need.

Case Studies

Short case studies and discussion questions that map onto key content presented in the text to help students think critically and apply their knowledge.

About the Author

Robert Weis, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Denison University, a liberal arts college located near Columbus, Ohio. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and doctoral degree in clinical child psychology from Northern Illinois University. He completed his clinical training in clinical child and pediatric psychology at Nationwide (Columbus) Children's Hospital. 

Robert's research focuses on child and family mental health program evaluation and neuropsychological assessment. His work has been published in Psychological Science,  the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, Psychological Assessment, and many other journals. At Denison, Robert teaches classes in child and adult psychopathology, theories of counseling and psychotherapy, and the development of children with special needs. He also administers the Denison Neuropsychology Lab.

Learning Objectives & Chapters Divided into Modules

Chapters Organized by Research Questions and Answers

A Developmental Psychopathology Focus

Complete DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria

Case Studies to Illustrate Diagnostic Criteria

An Emphasis on Social-Cultural Factors

Bio-Psycho-Social Causes for Each Disorder

A Review of Evidence-Based Treatments

"Science to Practice" Sections
Show Connections between Research and Clinical Interventions

A Focus on Children & Families (Not Disorders)