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Psychopathology and Stigma, Empirical Science and Narrative: The Need for Integration

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Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—This presentation will focus on clinical child and adolescent psychology and developmental psychopathlogy including the themes of diagnostic validity of childhood disorders, family and peer relationships and their effect on development and the early prediction of behavioral and learning problems.

Dr. Hinshaw's interests lie in the fields of clinical child and adolescent psychology and developmental psychopathology.  Major themes include the diagnostic validity of childhood disorders, the role of family and peer relationships in normal and atypical development, the early prediction of behavioral and learning problems, the neuropsychology and neurobiology of impulsive and externalizing behavior, expressions of psychopathology, and the implementation of combinations of psychosocial and pharmacologic intervention for children with externalizing behavior disorders, with strong emphasis on moderators and mediators of outcome.  Increasingly, Dr. Hinshaw’s research interests are focusing on adolescent and young adult outcomes, as the youth continue to participate in his various prospective, longitudinal studies.  An additional area of focus is the stigmatization of mental illness, with interest in a variety of related topics (e.g., interpersonal manifestations of stigma, implicit attitudes, developmental processes, media influences, dehumanization, and international efforts to combat stigma).

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture  Series brings internationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson. ​

Thursday, March 24, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm
Campus Center, Room 917, UMass Amherst
Free and open to the public

Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley

Vice Chair for Psychology
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco