This course provides an overview of the nature and origin ofcognitive, affective, and behavioral problems in children. It tracesphilosophical, biological, psychological, and cultural views ofabnormalities which have contributed to science-based descriptsionsof current disorders. Influences on abnormalities, including biology,development, social factors, attachment, parenting, and temperamentare investigated along with therapy, medication, and other ethical,science-based techniques methodologies that alleviate abnormalities.Critical thinking skills using Christian doctrine and scientificmethodology are integrated to evaluate information. The course alsofocuses on applying scientific research and writing skills to developspecial topics in this field. Prereq: PSY 101.