2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

PSYC 40453 Behavior Disorders of Childhood

Prerequisites: PSYC 30503. A survey of the manifestation, etiology, and treatment of children's developmental and behavioral disorders. Also includes an examination of historical trends and cultural differences in the conceptualization of abnormal child behavior, an overview of research methods in developmental psychopathology and clinical child psychology, and a review of issues in the classification of disordered behavior. An emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, interpretation of empirical findings, and the identification of empirically validated interventions.