This course introduces students to the field of child and adolescent psychopathology. Child and adolescent disorders are discussed using an approach that emphasizes multiple developmental pathways and comparisons to normative development. The course includes theoretical approaches to the development of psychopathology; biological and psychosocial risk factors; diagnosis and assessment; and empirical approaches to treating child and adolescents. The course covers various psychological disorders in childhood and adolescence, including neurodevelopmental disorders such as intellectual disability, autism spectrum, disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; conduct disorders; anxiety and anxiety-related disorders; depression; bipolar disorder; eating disorders; and trauma-and stressor-related disorders. Three class hours.
PSY 101 and either PSY 201, 202, or 212.