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Using the RDoC Framework in Developmental Research

Date and Time

October 18, 2017



Sponsor(s): NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit

As a pillar of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) matrix, neurodevelopment plays a critical role in the RDoC research framework in understanding psychopathology. To highlight this type of work, this webinar will bring together three researchers who focus on studying developmental disorders using RDoC principles. More specifically, they will discuss how they use a dimensional perspective and multiple methodologies (both core principles of RDoC) to study neurobehavioral mechanisms associated with various disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), anxiety, and ADHD.

About the SpeakersDr. Charles Nelson  will discuss research that examines how to identify endophenotypes of ASD in early development. Dr. Sarah Karalunas  will highlight how to use developmental heterogeneity to predict clinical outcomes in ADHD. Dr. Nim Tottenham  will focus on the development of emotion regulation circuitry following early caregiving adversity. The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Julia Zehr, Branch Chief of the Developmental Mechanisms and Trajectories of Psychopathology Branch.

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