Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.

Connected: Network Analyses of Brain, Behavior, and Social Interaction

Rethinking DSM Categories: A Network Approach

Friday, May 27, 2011, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
International Ballroom West

Denny Borsboom

Denny Borsboom
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

In the network approach to psychopathology, disorders are sets of causally connected symptoms. This conceptualization offers novel perspectives on the meaning of mental disorders: Instead of cleanly separable categories, these indicate tightly connected regions in a symptom network. Disorders are literally intertwined, a fact that suggests alternative approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

This is part of the Connected: Network Analyses of Brain, Behavior, and Social Interaction Theme Program. Additional Speakers

Denny Borsboom in the news: The National (Nov 5, 2010).

 
Subject Area: Connected: Network Analyses of Brain, Behavior, and Social Interaction

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