PSYC 350 Child Psychopathology

Last offered Fall 2013

This course explores the rapidly evolving field of psychological disorders in childhood and adolescence. We will examine the intertwined effects of individual characteristics (e.g., genetics, neurobiological factors), relationship processes (e.g., parenting, family functioning, peers), community settings (e.g., schools, neighborhoods), and the broader cultural context (e.g., poverty, stigma, media). Using a developmental framework, we will examine the emergence and maintenance of specific psychological disorders, as well as variations in how children cope with cataclysmic stressors (chronic illness, physical and sexual abuse). The goals of this course include (1) appreciation of the dynamic interplay between biology and experience in the unfolding of psychopathology, (2) exploration of diagnostic criteria and phenomenology of specific disorders, and (3) exposure to a wide range of research-based strategies for prevention and intervention.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: classroom participation, response papers, midterm, final paper
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Prerequisites: PSYC 232 or 252
Enrollment Preference: Psychology majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: PHLH Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health,PSYC Area 5 - Clinical Psychology,TEAC Related Courses
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 19
Class Number: 2015
PSYC 350 SEM Child Psychopathology Division 2: Social Studies Marlene J. Sandstrom
PSYC 350 SEM Child Psychopathology Division 2: Social Studies Marlene J. Sandstrom
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