2014-2015

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Psychology

PSYC 337 Diagnosis of "Abnormal" Child and Adolescent Behavior (1)

When diagnosing psychological disorders, clinicians rely on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). In this class, we will examine the scientific evidence regarding the reliability and validity of the DSM for diagnosing psychological disorders, particularly in children and adolescents. We will begin by considering the concepts of “abnormality” and mental illness as defined in the DSM and then examine child and adolescent disorders found in the DSM with regard to symptom presentation and etiology. Finally, we will evaluate the evidence regarding the reliability and validity of the DSM child and adolescent disorders we review.

  • Prerequisite: PSYC 210
  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Edelson

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