Flashcards in 1. Intro Deck (5)
What is a developmental disorder?
Developmental disorders comprise a group of psychiatric conditions originating in childhood that involve serious impairment in different areas.
How can we decide is behaviour is atypical?
- Culture and environment
- Other behaviours
- Usually tested using a standardised test
What is a trajectory?
A developmental trajectory describes the progression of a given behaviour over time.
What is the causal model of development?
• Distinguish different levels of explanation that are needed to understand developmental disorders
• Three major levels of disorders: biological, cognitive and behavioural
• These levels are underlying processes which interact with a range of environmental influences to determine the observed outcome