The Influence of Culture on Developmental Psychopathology Analytical Essay by Nicky

This is a study of research which examines how the treatment of childhood mental health disorders may vary by culture.
# 150555 | 949 words | 3 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Mar 06, 2012 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Disorders)


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Description:

This paper is a study of research on child psychopathology, broken down into sub-sections analyzing the cultural influence on childhood psychopathology. The main focus is to conceptualize, assess, and diagnosis the impact culture can have on a society faced with childhood mental health disorders. Short and to the point, the paper lays out the basic ideas in which the writer is interested. One such section is on latino-specific studies.

Outline:
Objective
I. Impact of Culture: Assessment of Developmental Psychopathology of Children
II. Cultural Diversity and the Nuances of Behavioral Variation
III. Latino-Specific Study Reported
IV. DSM-IV Cultural Formulation Guidelines
Analysis

From the Paper:

"The objective of this work is to examine how conceptualization, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of childhood mental health disorders may vary by culture. Specific questions addressed in this research are the following: (1) How do psychologists define culture? How does our definition of culture guide us in our understanding of mental health problems? (2) What are critical components of our cultural experience that are important in how we assess and diagnose behavioral disorders? Finally this work will suggest ways that psychologists might better incorporate culture into their study and treatment of childhood behavioral disorders.
"I. Impact of Culture: Assessment of Developmental Psychopathology of Children
"Culture impacts the view of developmental psychopathology a great deal and that impact is differentiated by various cultural beliefs and customs and this includes religious beliefs and superstitions whether founded or unfounded according to factual evidence or science. The work of Hoagwood and Jensen (1997) states that it is hard to imagine a term that is 'more slippery...than culture. One need not venture far into theories of culture to see the way sin which the use of this term has been vast, imprecise, and inconsistent.' (Hoagwood and Jensen, 1997) p.108
"In fact, it is stated that the complications resulting from the "uses of the term culture have constituted a serious impediment to generating empirical knowledge and aligning cultural psychology with the study of developmental psychopathology." (Hoagwood and Jensen, 1997)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hoagwood, Kimberly and Jensen, Peter S. (1997) Developmental Psychopathology and the Notion of Culture; Introduction to the Special Section on 'The Fusion of Cultural Horizons: Cultural Influences on the Assessment of Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents. Applied Development Science 1997. Vol. 1 No.3.
  • Parron, Delores L. (1997) The Fusion of Cultural Horizons; Cultural Influences on the Assessment of Psychopathology on Children. Applied Development Science 1997. Vol. 1 No.3.
  • Weiss, S.J., Goebel, P., Page, A., Wilson, P. and Warda, M. (1998) The Impact of Cultural and Familial Context on Behavioral and Emotional Problems of Preschool Latino Children. Child Psychiatry and Human Development Vol. 29.

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