UT Dallas 2022 Undergraduate Catalog

PSY4326 - Clinical Psychological Science

PSY 4326 Clinical Psychological Science (3 semester credit hours) This course is a survey of advanced scientific topics relevant to psychopathology research and clinical practice. We will begin with an emphasis on critical thinking, including discussions of pseudoscience and the interpretation of anecdotal evidence. Next, we will discuss the formulation of scientific theories and the acquisition of knowledge. Classis papers in clinical psychology will then be covered (e.g., hypothetical constructs; nomological network). Finally, a variety of advanced topics in clinical psychology will be covered (e.g., limitations of categorical diagnostic systems; complexities of conducting cognitive neuroscience and genetic research in this field). Prerequisites: PSY 3392 and PSY 4343. (3-0) Y