Fall 2021 - PSYC 250 D100

Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3)

Class Number: 2642

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 102.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Considers the psychological and physical aspects of human development from conception through middle childhood. Topics include social, emotional, language, cognitive, perceptual and physical development.

COURSE DETAILS:


In this course we will examine core topics such as physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. Other topics will include attachment, identity, and family issues. 

This is an in-person course. Students will complete three in-class exams throughout the semester and two application-based assignments. There is no final exam during exam period.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  • Understand the general developmental trajectory of infants and children 
  • Gain a practical understanding of pregnancy, birth, and the implications of caregiving
  • Increase understanding of how developmental research is conducted
  • Engage in critical thinking via the consideration of alternative perspectives
  • To draw connections among one's own childhood experiences, the experiences of others, and the latest empirical findings

Grading

  • Exam 1 20%
  • Exam 2 20%
  • Exam 3 20%
  • Assignment 1 20%
  • Assignment 2 20%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Textbook: Shaffer, D.R., Kipp, K., Wood, E., Willouhgby, T., Roberts, K.P., Gottaro, A., Krettenaur, T.K., Lee, J., & Newton, N. (2020). Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood. (Canadian 5th ed.). Toronto: Nelson.

www.sfu.ca/bookstore/ebooks

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.