PSYC 0408

Family in Psychology

Family in Psychology
In this course we will examine the influences of family relationships on psychological development, and the effects of mental health problems on family cohesion. Our course is organized around the following central questions: How do children form emotional bonds with their family? How does family environment impact children’s neuropsychological development? How can family relationships be harnessed for treatment? Students will build knowledge on the interaction between family dynamics and psychological processes, and their clinical applications through foundational literature and cutting-edge research articles. Evaluation will be based on student-led presentations and discussions that culminate in a final research project. (Open to junior/senior psychology majors; neuroscience majors and other by waiver) 3hr. sem.
Social Sciences
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Spring 2020

PSYC0408A-S20 Seminar (Zhai)

Fall 2017

PSYC0408A-F17 Seminar (Zhai)

Fall 2003

PSYC0408A-F03 Seminar (Jordan)