Development and Psychopathology


Editorial: Prevention and intervention science: Contributions to developmental theory

a1 Mt. Hope Family Center, University of Rochester
a2 University of California, Berkeley

In a chapter on the historical roots of the discipline of developmental psychopathology, Cicchetti (1990) predicted that this then-emerging field would, among other integrative functions, help to bridge the gap between basic and applied research and between theoretical and clinical efforts for children, adolescents, and adults (see also Cicchetti & Toth, 1991, 1992, 1998). Despite this hopeful assertion, in the dozen years since its appearance, there has not been a complete closing of the gap (which, at worst, can resemble a chasm).

c1 Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Dante Cicchetti, Ph.D., Shirley Cox Kearns Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics, and Director, Mt. Hope Family Center, University of Rochester, 187 Edinburgh Street, Rochester, NY 14608 or Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Tolman Hall #1650, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1650.