PSYC 7339. Developmental Psychopathology. 3 Hours.
Students examine psychological disorders among children and adolescents, as understood through current empirical literature. Students review the ways in which biological, social, and psychological processes interact in the development of—or resistance to—psychopathology by drawing from developmental psychology and general systems theory. Students consider the contextual and developmental influences on child psychopathology when the students review or conduct research. Students also thoroughly consider developmental and contextual factors when assessing and diagnosing childhood psychopathology.