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ERIC Number: EJ1103570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Diagnosing Cartman: Psychology Students' Use of Symptoms and Traits to Assess Child Antisocial Behavior
Yalch, Matthew M.; Vitale, Erika M.; Ford, J. Kevin
Teaching of Psychology, v43 n3 p227-231 Jul 2016
Recent changes to the diagnosis of child antisocial behavior provide different methods of conceptualizing it (e.g., traditional symptom-based diagnoses and alternative trait-based methods). However, there is little research on how psychology students might use these different methods and what kind of instructional formats might be amenable to teaching students about them. In this study, we examined how students in an advanced psychopathology course used symptom-based and trait-based methods to conceptualize child antisocial behavior in a case study format. Results indicated that students perceived symptom-based and trait-based methods as providing complementary information that students found useful for diagnosis. Implications and future directions are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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