faculty

Rowland Barrett, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor

Psychology

Contact

508-999-8442

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Liberal Arts 360

Education

1978University of PittsburghPhD

Teaching

  • Clinical psychology
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental psychopathology

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

The nature of normative transitions across the life span. The course fosters an understanding of change from pre-conception through death. A study of the individual from both the developmental and experimental approaches allows for an understanding and appreciation of change across the lifespan. The domains of human development (physical, cognitive/intellectual, and social/emotional) are replicated for infancy/toddlerhood, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Topics that may be included are methodology in lifespan research, heredity and environment controversy, intelligence, language and communication, learning across the lifespan, as well as motor, cognitive, perceptual, personality, and social development.

A broad survey of principles underlying the systematic study of behavior. Using examples from basic research and applied settings, a variety of perspectives are explored, including findings associated with the physiological, behavioral, cognitive, developmental and social approaches.

The nature of normative transitions across the life span. The course fosters an understanding of change from pre-conception through death. A study of the individual from both the developmental and experimental approaches allows for an understanding and appreciation of change across the lifespan. The domains of human development (physical, cognitive/intellectual, and social/emotional) are replicated for infancy/toddlerhood, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Topics that may be included are methodology in lifespan research, heredity and environment controversy, intelligence, language and communication, learning across the lifespan, as well as motor, cognitive, perceptual, personality, and social development.

Work experience at an elective level supervised for academic credit by a faculty member in an appropriate academic field. Conditions and hours to be arranged. Graded CR/NC. For specific procedures and regulations, see section of catalogue on Other Learning Experiences.

This course includes a review of the diagnoses, etiology, and treatment of individuals on the autism spectrum. This elective is for upper level psychology majors and related majors with the permission of the instructor.

This course includes a review of the diagnoses, etiology, and treatment of individuals on the autism spectrum. This elective is for upper level psychology majors and related majors with the permission of the instructor.

Introduction to philosophies, theories and techniques of counseling, and demonstrations of various psychotherapeutic methods. This course is best taken in the spring of the junior year, so students have the option of taking PSY 407 and PSY 480 in sequence in the senior year.

Introduction to philosophies, theories and techniques of counseling, and demonstrations of various psychotherapeutic methods. This course is best taken in the spring of the junior year, so students have the option of taking PSY 407 and PSY 480 in sequence in the senior year.

Survey of advanced child psychopathology with emphasis on literature review and empirically supported treatments.

Research

Research interests

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Self-injurious behavior

Select publications

  • Barrett, RP (2016).
    Autism spectrum disorder
    Ferri's Clinical Advisor, 15, 130-141.
  • Dickstein, D, et al (2013).
    Developmental meta analysis of the functional neurocorrelates of autism spectrum disorder
    Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 52, 279-289.
  • Barrett, RP (2008).
    Self-injurious behavior
    Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics: Evidence and Practice, 871-885.