This course explores maladaptive behaviors, cognitions, and emotions in child development using the biopsychosocial model. This model addresses the multilayered and hierarchical contexts of the child’s life by considering multiple perspectives as regards the genetic, psychological, social, and cultural environments of the child. Within this framework, selected major developmental disorders are considered and the Scandinavian perspective explored. Strengths and weaknesses of diagnosis based on DSM-V is an integral part of the course. You are encouraged to think critically about the diverse factors that have implications for developmental trajectories in relation to research, prevention, and treatment.
Related Discipline(s)This summer course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Education / Educational Studies, Neuroscience