Rowland Barrett, PhD

Full Time Lecturer

Psychology

508-999-8442

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Liberal Arts 357

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.

Study of development and characteristics of behavior disorders. Topics to be considered include: cause of abnormal behavior, transient personality reaction to acute or special stress, psychoneurotic disorders, and therapeutic measures.

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.

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.

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