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This course introduces students to the field of developmental psychopathology and examines the interaction of genetic, biological, psychological, and behavioural processes in the development of normal and abnormal behaviour from infancy to adolescence. In surveying the major psychological disorders of this period, students will learn that many factors relate to the development of troubled behaviour and gain an appreciation for protective as well as risk factors in its etiology. The course will highlight the use of behavioural and evidence-based interventions. It will also emphasize proactive and positive strategies for managing and preventing childhood and adolescent behaviour problems. Course content will be delivered using a lecture/discussion format. In order to enliven concepts and discussions, this course will incorporate guest lectures (where possible), student presentations, and written case materials.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC12DG