Fall 2015 - PSYC 250 D100
Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3)
Class Number: 5984
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 18, 2015
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Prerequisites:PSYC 102 (or 101).
Considers the psychological and physical aspects of human development from conception through middle childhood. Topics include social, emotional, language, cognitive, perceptual and physical development. Students with credit for PSYC 350 or 351 may not take this course for further credit.
This course will provide you with a general introduction to major theories, perspectives, research developments and methods in developmental psychology. Topics covered in this course will include theory and research related to prenatal, cognitive, emotional, social, language and moral development, as well as the influence of culture on development. Emphasis will be placed on fostering critical analysis of current theories, methodology, as well as discussing underlying assumptions in the developmental psychological literature.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
1) To understand how developmental processes unfold, relate to and build upon one another.
2) To understand theoretical perspectives in the field.
3) To know the details of empirical evidence.
- Mid-Term Exam: 30%
- Final Exam: 40%
- Term Paper/Project: 30%
Class format: One weekly lecture (2 hours and 50 min); Will consist of lectures, activities, films, and discussion. One short break will be given in class as needed.
Siegler, R., Eisenberg, N., Deloache, J., Saffran, J., & Graham, S. (2014). How Children Develop (4th Canadian Ed.). New York, NY: Worth Publishers.
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