Development and Psychopathology

Research Article

Psychological maltreatment: Progress achieved

Stuart N. Harta1 c1 and Marla R. Brassarda2

a1 Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis; Amherst

a2 University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The devotion of a central article in this special issue and of responses by a variety of researchers indicates that serious scholarly attention is finally being focused on psychological maltreatment. This is a topic of genuine significance to child development and psychopathology research. McGee and Wolfe's (1991) article raises important issues and applies a theoretical focus that are useful in highlighting important aspects of psychological maltreatment.


c1 Address reprint requests to: Stuart N. Hart, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46202.