The MSc Psychology of Childhood Adversity provides advanced study of topics in developmental psychology, with a specific focus on development in the context of adversity. Childhood adversity refers to factors extrinsic to the child such as growing up in contexts of parental psychopathology, economic deprivation and community conflict.
The study of the psychology of childhood adversity will address questions such as:
• What aspects of childhood adversity impact on child and adolescent development?
• What programmes and interventions can help children growing up in adversity and how can they be best designed and implemented?