PSYCH 477 - Current Topics in Clinical Psychology
Section: 201 Children, Race and Poverty
Term: SU 2009
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
Advisory Prerequisites:
PSYCH 270.
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Among American children under 18, 13 million or about 18 percent lived in poverty in 2007 (U. S. Census Bureau, 2008), and numerous studies have found an association between poverty and the presence of emotional, behavioral, and academic problems in children. Families living in poverty typically face a conglomeration of chronic and persistent life stressors and environmental conditions (e.g., inadequate housing, unemployment, low-resource schools, poor medical services, and high neighborhood crime rates).

This course will rely upon psychological research, scholarly papers in related fields, newspaper articles, public policy reports, and novels to explore how poverty influences the lives and development of children in American society. Special attention will be given to the effects of poverty on racial minority children in urban settings, the role of parenting behaviors, and both children's psychological well-being as well as academic achievement.

PSYCH 477 - Current Topics in Clinical Psychology
Schedule Listing
201 (SEM)
MW 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 0805088385
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Get, Author: Barbara Ehrenreich, Publisher: Henry Holt and Company 2008
ISBN: 0767901266
A Hope in the Unseen, Author: Ron Suskind, Publisher: Broadway Books 1998
ISBN: 080774381X
City Schools and the American, Author: Pedro Noguera, Publisher: Teachers College Press 2003
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