Summer 2023 - PSYC 250 D100
Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3)
Class Number: 2975
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
Considers the psychological and physical aspects of human development from conception through middle childhood. Topics include social, emotional, language, cognitive, perceptual and physical development.
We will be using a combination of online resources (e.g., articles, book chapters, and specfic URL's) to cover requisite content and address ongoing questions in the field of childhood development. Are babies born moral or do they become moral beings? How does family dynamics, parenting, and attachment style affect children's biopsychosocial functioning?
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Gain better understanding of the developmental trajectory of infants and children
- Learn about, and participate in, current debates in the field of childhood development.
- Familiarization of topics within the field via journal articles and other resources
- Perspective-take and evaluate research questions and methods
- Exam 1 25%
- Exam 2 25%
- Exam 3 25%
- Exam 4 25%
- Four exams
- All exams will be written in-class.
- All exams consist of 5-7 short-answer questions.
- Questions will not be given in advance; therefore, attending lecture and taking notes is highly recommended.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
All resource material (PPTX, articles, and links) will be posted to CANVAS.
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