"Teaching About Psychopathology: Implications of DSM-5 and Other Recent Advances" Featuring Matthew Nock

Created by Elizabeth Uva Employee on Mar 25, 2015

Thursday, October 3, 2013 at https://youtu.be/lcPROs6euqs?list=PL8wZ4Mqi477_kfHZvroA93XFNJZ51XMgU

Starts at 3:30 PM · Ends on Mar 25, 2015 at 4:30 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

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Matthew Nock




  • recent advances in our understanding of the prevalence and treatment of mental disorders around the globe
  • changes that come with DSM-5
  • the introduction of NIH's "Research Domain Criteria" initiative (which will likely change the way we define mental disorders)
  • new methods of assessing psychopathology (e.g. use of the Implicit Association Test).

This presentation will summarize advances in each of these areas and will offer suggestions on how this material could be incorporated into lectures and class discussions and assignments.




Matthew Nock is a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. Matt received his B.A. from Boston University (1995) and his Ph.D. from Yale University (2003), and he completed his clinical internship at Bellevue Hospital and the New York University Child Study Center (2003). Matt joined the faculty of Harvard University in 2003 and has been there ever since. While an undergraduate, Matt became very interested in the question of why people do things to intentionally harm themselves, and he has been conducting research aimed at answering this question ever since. His research is multidisciplinary in nature and uses a range of methodological approaches (e.g., epidemiologic surveys, laboratory-based experiments, and clinic-based studies) to better understand how these behaviors develop, how to predict them, and how to prevent their occurrence. He has received multiple teaching awards at Harvard and also four early career awards recognizing his research, and in 2011, he was named a MacArthur Fellow.