Goodness of Fit: Clinical Applications from Infancy Through Adult Life

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Psychology - 229 pages
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Stella Chess and Alexander Thomas' new book, Goodness of Fit: Clinical Applications From Infancy Through Adult Life, illuminates one of the most significant theoretical and practical formulations under examination in current psychological professional publications. It aims to answer the questions of how to maintain a healthy consonance between individuals and their environments in order to achieve optimal development, in this book, these award-winning authors help to enhance both our understanding of psychological development and personality maturation as well as clinical methods towards their analyses.
 

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Contents

and Clinical Applications
18
of the Goodness of Fit Concept
30
Infancy
37
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL
107
Educational Issues
116
Sexual Issues
125
Marital Problems
136
Physical and Mental Handicaps
152
PART IV
160
Uifi Prevention and Early Intervention
173
Normalcy and Vulnerability
182
THE BASIC STRUCTURE
191
Overview and a Look to the Future
206
and Ratings
215
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Chess is Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine.

Stella Chess, M.D, who received the Adolf Meyer Award in 1996 from the American Psychiatric Association, is Professor of Child Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center.
Alexander Thomas, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, served as Director of the Psychiatry Division of Bellevue Hospital from 1968 through 1978.
Well known for the New York Longitudinal Study of the role of termperament in normal and deviant child development, Drs. Chess and Thomas have been honored with numerous awards. Currently, they are consultants to the Temperament Program of the Kaiser Permanente Health Maintenance Organization.

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