PSY106 - Developmental Psychology

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Subject Title
Developmental Psychology

Subject Description
This course offers the student a survey of developmental psychology, covering topics across the human lifespan, from infancy through to old age.  Through readings and lecture material, students will examine theories of child development and the research that bears on these theories.  Students will also examine development across the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive domains.  Finally, students will address major themes in the study of developmental psychology, including: the nature-nurture issue; the effectsof early experience, and continuity - discontinuity in developmental change.

Credit Status
One General Education Credit.

NOTE: This subject may NOT be applied for credit in the Early Childhood Education Programs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate understanding of physical development (including motor skills development) at two or more specific levels of development: infancy and toddlerhood, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence.
2. Demonstrate understanding of cognitive development at two or more specific levels of development: infancy and toddlerhood, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence
3. Demonstrate understanding of psychosocial development at two or more specific levels of development: infancy and toddlerhood, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence
4. Explain and apply appropriate psychological research methods.
5. Outline the process of prenatal development

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