PSYCH 563 - Junior Seminar: Developmental Psychopathology
An examination of the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders across childhood and adolescence. Students apply developmental principles to the study of high-risk youth to understand different pathways leading to emotional problems, maladaptive behavior, and developmental delays and disturbances. Students examine the psychological, sociocultural, and biological factors that promote or hinder optimal development and consider different perspectives on theory, ethics, research, and assessment. The course emphasizes close reading of peer-reviewed publications and in-class discussion. Each student develops a research proposal over the course of the semester.
Prerequisite: PSYCH 206 , PSYCH 207 , one of PSYCH 160 , PSYCH 170 , or PSYCH 172 , and permission of instructor.
Distribution Requirements: None.