Spring 2023 - PSYC 250 D100
Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3)
Class Number: 6860
Delivery Method: In Person
Considers the psychological and physical aspects of human development from conception through middle childhood. Topics include social, emotional, language, cognitive, perceptual and physical development.
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
(1) identify, discuss, and connect theories and research findings in developmental psychology; and
(2) think critically about how learned concepts apply to the real world.
The course will cover topics such as infancy; language and communication; family relationships and socialization; social, cognitive and moral development; and brain and biopsychological development.
- In-class group work (average): 10%
- Mid-Term Exam: 30%
- Term Paper/ Project: 30%
- Final Exam: 30%
The textbook for this course is How Children Develop, 6th edition (2020), by Siegler, Saffran, Eisenberg, & Gershoff. Worth Publishers, Incorporated.
Two copies will be placed on reserve at the library.
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