Psychology Job Talk: Towards A Developmental Neuropathology Approach to Psychiatric Disorders

Speaker

Stuart White, PhD
Director, Decision-Making Research Program
Center for Neurobehavioral Research
Boys Town National Research Hospital

Title

Towards A Developmental Neuropathology Approach to Psychiatric Disorders

Abstract

Developmental psychopathology perspectives have emphasized that psychiatric disorders develop over time and that psychological functioning is dynamic. However, the processes examined in developmental psychopathology often fail to delineate neural system that underpin psychiatric symptoms and psychological functioning. Cognitive neuroscience models of mental illness offer insight into neural systems implicated in mental illness, but too often fail to account for change over time and developmental change. Integrating developmental psychopathology and cognitive neuroscience approaches has the potential to overcome both of these limitations and will improve understanding psychiatric disorders. The potential of a Developmental Neuropathology Approach to psychiatric disorders will be illustrated using findings from the presenter’s research on disruptive behavior disorders. Moreover, critically needed avenues of future research will be highlighted.

Host

Department of Psychology

Thursday, December 6 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

White-Gravenor Hall, 201B
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

Event Type

Research

Audience

Students, Faculty/Staff

Departments

Georgetown College, Psychology

Website

https://psychology.georgetown.edu/

Event Contact Name

Psychology Department

Event Contact Email

psychology@georgetown.edu

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