Cultural development and psychopathology

Jose Causadias, Dante Cicchetti

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Culture plays a pivotal role in adaptive and maladaptive development. However, culture remains disconnected from theory, research, training, assessment, and interventions in developmental psychopathology, limiting our understanding of the genesis and epigenesis of mental health. Cultural development and psychopathology research can help overcome this limitation by focusing on the elucidation of cultural risk, protective, and promotive factors, at the individual and social levels, that initiate, derail, or maintain trajectories of normal and abnormal behavior. The goal of this Special Issue is to showcase research on the association between culture, development, and psychopathology that investigates equifinality and multifinality in cultural development, the interplay between culture and biology, cultural assessment and interventions, and cultural differences and similarities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1549-1555
Number of pages7
JournalDevelopment and Psychopathology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018


  • cultural development
  • cultural development and psychopathology
  • developmental psychopathology
  • sculture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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