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Introduction to Developmental Psychology

Introduction to Developmental Psychology

Subject Area
Course Number
PSYC 181 910
Course Code
PSYC181910
Course Key
66482
Day(s)
Wednesday
Monday
Time
1:15pm-5:05pm
1:15pm-5:05pm
Instructor
BAIRD, Jodie
Prerequisites
PSYC 001
Course Description
The goal of this course is to introduce both Psychology majors and non-majors majors to the field of Developmental Psychology. Developmental Psychology is a diverse field that studies the changes that occur with age and experience and how we can explain these changes. The field encompasses changes in physical growth, perceptual systems, cognitive systems, social interactions and and much more. We will study the development of perception, cognition, language,academic achievement, emotion regulation, personality, moral reasoning,and attachment. We will review theories of development and ask how these theories explain experimental findings. While the focus is on human development, when relevant, research with animals will be used as a basis for comparison.
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