Volume 30. International Review of Research in Mental Retardation

1st Edition

Neurotoxicity and Developmental Disabilities

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Neurotoxicity and Developmental Disabilities is a comprehensive review of the relationship between neurotoxicity and mental retardation. Though individual chapters each focus on a specific toxin, the chapters jointly emphasize that many variables influence the developmental outcomes following exposure to neurotoxicants, including timing of exposure, pattern of exposure, dose, susceptibility, and environmental conditions. Coverage includes the developmental consequences of maternal exposure to methyl mercury, and direct exposure to PCBs and Dioxins, lead, methanol, parental smoking, pthalates and pesticides. Additional chapters review research on environmental agents and autism, and assessment studies of exposure. This thematic volume in the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation begins with forewords by Stephen R. Schroeder, and series editor Laraine Glidden.


Academic researchers in developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as neuropsychology.

Table of Contents

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation-Volume 30 Individual Differences in Personality and Motivational Systems Editor: Harvey N. Switzky Twenty- First Century Models of Motivation and Personality in Persons with Intellectual Disability Motivating persons with mental retardation Self-Determination, Casual Agency, and Mental Retardation The Role of Motivation in the Decision Making in Adolescents with Intellectual Disability Individual Differences in Interpersonal Relationships for Persons with Mental Retardation Diagnosis of Depression in People with Developmental Disabilities: Progress and Problems Learning Disabilities and Depressive Episodes Motivation and Etiology-Specific Cognitive –Linguistic Profiles Motivation and Adaptive Behavior Behavior-Analytic Experimental Strategies and Motivational Processes in Persons with Mental Retardation


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Praise for the Series "In 1999... the International Review was reinvigorated... in these volumes one sees evidence of a vibrant, diverse field." —CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY "This book is highly detailed and heavily referenced." —BIOSIS "Belongs on the shelves of every serious student and researcher whose focal interest is the retarded." —JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY "Practically every article is of interest for psychologists who are involved with mental retardation." —CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY