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

PSYC 274 - Children With Disorders


This course is designed to provide upper level students the opportunity to delve deeply into the topic of child & adolescent psychopathology. In particular, students in the course will become familiar with: 1) the conditions and disorders that typically develop and/or are diagnosed during infancy, childhood, and adolescence, including their diagnostic criteria, course and chronicity, and prevalence in the population, 2) how such disorders represent deviations from a more typical developmental trajectory, 3) the etiological or causal factors attributed to each disorder (i.e., genetic & environmental), and 4) current intervention and prevention practices. The course will also emphasize a developmental perspective and take an empirical approach.

At the conclusion of the course, each student should be able to:

1)       Describe the relative contributions of genetic, family, school/community, societal/cultural factors to the development of the primary childhood and adolescent disorders

2)       Identify symptoms and diagnostic criteria for each disorder/condition

3)       Explain current approaches to treatment and/or prevention of childhood psychological disorders

4)       Evaluate the merits of an empirical article as well as the value of clinical research translated for public consumption


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

This course fulfills the capstone requirement of the Psychology major.



 ,  ,  ,  ,  , and a First Seminar (PSYC 236-259) or Instructor’s permission

Anticipated Terms Offered: Periodically