The Think-Tank seminar series

10 Reasons why Clinical Psychology needs Experimental Psychopathology

Facilitator

Professor Graham C L Davey, Psychology, University of Sussex

Date and time

12:00 -13:00, 12 March 2014

Abstract

Experimental psychopathology is the use of experimental methods to study the psychological processes that either contribute to mental health problems or help to alleviate symptoms of mental health problems. In this talk I will outline reasons why experimental psychopathology is a necessary component of clinical psychology research, some of the theoretical benefits of experimental psychopathology methods, how it is an approach that is significantly under-used by clinical psychology researchers, and how clinical psychology research runs the risk of becoming insular and self-perpetuating if it fails to embrace experimental psychopathology.