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Psychological Disorders of Childhood

PSY225

Study of the etiology, classification, and treatment of behavioral, mental, and emotional disorders of children and adolescents. Emphasis on the research methods, concepts, and theories associated with developmental psychopathology, a field of study which adopts a developmental perspective in understanding abnormal child behavior. Examines the relationship between typical and atypical development. Applying a developmental perspective clarifies the differences in behavioral expressions of disorders at various ages, wellness and positive growth opportunities, and the effects of biological, family, peer, and community system factors on children’s disorders. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): PSY111 and PSY203 or PSY111 and PSY210 or EDU100 and PSY111. As needed.

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