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
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