25th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (Washington, DC, USA - May 23-26, 2013)

APS Award Address

Developmental Mechanisms in Psychopathology: The Permeable Boundary Between Behavior and Biology

Friday, May 24, 2013, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North & East

Elaine F. Walker

Elaine F. Walker
Emory University

Research on the origins of serious mental illness has benefitted greatly from advances in developmental neuroscience. With these advances, we now have a clearer picture of the complex interplay between environmental factors and brain development. Contemporary research on the origins of serious mental illness has drawn on this knowledge base and yielded important findings about the confluence of factors that give rise to mental disorders. This presentation will describe the major trends in these new findings and their implications for future perspectives on mental health.

Elaine F. Walker is a recipient of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award for her lifetime of significant intellectual achievements in applied psychological research and their impact on a critical problem in society.

To watch the video of this presentation at the 25th Annual Convention, please click here.

Continuing Education: 1 Credit

Learning Objectives

This Award Address is designed to help you:

1. Summarize current views on the role of developmental processes in mental illness;

2. Provide an overview of the interplay between genetic and nongenetic risk factors;

3. Highlight promising new approaches to preventive intervention;

Continuing education for psychologists is sponsored by the Psychology Department at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC). The Psychology Department at WHASC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. WHASC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Point of contact for the CE Program is Howard Garb. He can be reached at howard.garb@us.af.mil, or 210.671.4084

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