Editorial: The effects of early trauma and deprivation on human development – from measuring cumulative risk to characterizing specific mechanisms
Charles H. Zeanah, Edmund J.S. Sonuga-Barke
Science is not a linear process of accumulating knowledge. To the contrary, progress in understanding is most likely to occur, especially in less ‘mature’ disciplines, when healthy debate between opposing points of view create a dialectic in which thesis and antithesis force a new synthesis. In developmental psychopathology, such tension between opposing schools of thought continue to play a vital role in driving discovery across a wide range of topics.
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