2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Aug 19, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 228 - Research in Youth & Anxiety

This 2-semester research course addresses issues surrounding the etiology and intervention of anxiety symptoms in youth, with a specific emphasis on the family context (e.g., parenting styles, family processes). The research draws from both the clinical and developmental sub-disciplines of psychology and, thus, addresses aspects of normative child and adolescent development as well as the development of psychopathology. Data include coded observations of dyadic interactions, standardized interviews, and questionnaire data.

For the 2016-17 This year will be dedicated to research related to child and adolescent mental health problems and interventions. There is a special emphasis on basic intervention research addressing family processes in youth anxiety disorders. In this course, students will participate in research conducted at the Pediatric Anxiety Disorders Clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Specifically, through attending weekly lab meetings and participating in an ongoing research project, students will learn how to generate research questions and hypotheses; how to design studies to address these research questions and hypotheses; how to collect, clean, and enter data into study datasets, how to analyze data; and how to interpret findings and disseminate information at professional meetings and in peer-reviewed publications.

Prerequisites for this course require a grade of C- or better

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 ,

 ,  PSYC 109  and Instructor’s permission. PSYC 173  or PSYC 150  recommended

Anticipated Terms Offered: Every year