Experimental Psychopathology is the study of the causes, characteristics, and treatment of psychological dysfunction. Theory and research in this major area of study focus on the assessment and treatment of both childhood and adult disorders. Experimental psychopathology is broadly defined to provide students flexibility in deciding upon a particular area for study. Current faculty interests include anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, affective disorders, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, child psychopathology, and treatment outcome research. Possible research and clinical practica in experimental psychopathology include placement in advanced practica in the SDSU Psychology Clinic, the VA San Diego Healthcare System, the UC San Diego Medical Center, Rady Children’s Hospital, and the UC San Diego Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic.

Experimental Psychopathology Co-Leaders
SDSU UC San Diego
May Yeh Charles Taylor