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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Fall 2009

PSY 339 • Behavior Problems of Children - Neal-Beevers

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44100 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
BUR 216
NEAL-BEEVERS

Course Description

This course will cover the epidemiology, diagnosis, etiology, associated features, and treatment of psychological and developmental disorders in childhood and adolescence. Relevant theories, research, and developmental considerations will also be reviewed.

This course will cover material related to infant mental health, disruptive behavior disorders, internalizing disorders, and developmental disorders. Classes will be structured to include both lecture and class discussion. Students are encouraged to bring questions and discussion points to class in order to promote in class discussion.

Grading Policy

Course Assignments & Grades: Course grades are based on: the best three of four exams (three during the semester and an optional cumulative final exam), two brief response papers and any extra credit points earned during the semester. Exams: There will be one midterm exam and one non-cumulative final exam on the days specified in the syllabus. Exams will include material presented in the assigned reading, class lectures, and any supplemental materials covered in class. Exams will consist of multiple choice, matching, true/false and short answer items. Response Papers: Students are required to submit two 2-3 page response papers during the semester. These response papers should be related to readings assigned throughout the semester.

Texts

Textbook (required): E.J. Mash & D.A Wolfe, Abnormal Child Psychology, Fourth Edition (2007).

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