Course Number

PSYC 363

Course Title

Developmental Psychopathology

Course Date

Spring 2018

Course Level

300

Professor or Professors' Departmental/Program Affiliation

Rebecca Shiner, Psychological and Brain Science

Document Type

Syllabus

Department(s)

Psychology

Description

This course provides an introduction to developmental psychopathology, the study of psychological problems in the context of human development. Using a broad, integrative framework, we will examine childhood psychological problems from a variety of perspectives (genetic, neuropsychological, personality, social, family, and societal). Syndromes that always or often first appear in childhood and adolescence will be discussed, including autism, attention deficit/hyperactivitydisorder, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders. We will also examine treatment, developmental resilience, and prevention of psychopathology in youth. There will be a heavy emphasis on current research questions and empirical findings related to each syndrome

Note

The syllabus may not be applicable to the current semester. Be sure to verify content with the professor(s) listed in the document.

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