Spring 2023 - PSYC 450 D100

Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology (4)

Parenting & Families

Class Number: 6929

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    RCB 6152, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Hali Kil
    hkil@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-7540
    Office: Zoom
    Office Hours: By appointment
  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201, 210, 250 and 60 units, and a CGPA of 3.0. Other prerequisites vary by topic offering.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Course can be repeated for credit. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. See Psychology department website for course description.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will examine parenting and family factors that contribute to children’s social and emotional development. The format of the course involves group discussions, student presentations, and lectures. Students will learn to navigate scientific developmental psychology literature and understand current methodological issues in the field.

Topics to be covered include parent-child relationships and children's social and emotional outcomes in immigrant families, divorced and step families, adoptive families, and multigenerational families; parenting cognitions and parenting behaviour; parenting and family functioning in the context of child psychopathology; parenting-focused interventions; methodological approaches in parenting and family psychology research.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

By the end of this course, students will be able to
(1) identify and discuss theories and research findings on parenting and family characteristics that impact child development,
(2) think critically about current methodological approaches for studying family relationships, and
(3) propose novel ideas for studying parenting and family dynamics in relation to child development.

Grading

  • The evaluative components and weight for each element: TBA
  • Participation:
  • Presentations:
  • Writing Assignments:
  • Term Paper/ Project:
  • Totalling: 100%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

No textbook. Weekly readings (available through SFU library) will be posted on Canvas.

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:

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