PSYC 337: Abnormal Psychology: Child & Adolescent


This course will focus on psychological disorders as they affect children and adolescents.  As part of our exploration, we will review historical views of child psychopathology, issues of diagnosis and assessment, and how one’s environment interacts with biology and developmental stages to produce various disorders.  Our review of these disorders will include a developmental perspective so that “abnormal” behaviors can be determined given appropriate developmental norms.  Specific disorders to be reviewed include: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder and other disruptive behavior disorders, autism, anxiety disorders of childhood, affective (mood) disorders, substances use disorders, and eating disorders. Students will also apply their understanding of these disorders to actual case studies, offering conceptualizations of the cases presented.


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Case Conceptualization Sheet