PSYC207-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Developmental Psychology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2018
End Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 2 March 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 18 May 2018

Description

This course will examine human development from conception to late adolescence, and will cover neuropsychological, cognitive, biological, behavioural and socio-emotional development. Emphasis will be given to major theoretical influences that have shaped current thinking about child and adolescent development, as well as research methods and techniques that are used to study development. Key developmental issues will be considered in relation to both typical and atypical patterns of development.

This course will examine human development from conception to late adolescence, and will cover social, emotional, behavioural, neuropsychological, cognitive, and biological development. Emphasis will be given to major theoretical influences that have shaped current thinking about child and adolescent development, as well as research methods and techniques that are used to study development. Key developmental issues will be considered in relation to both typical and atypical patterns of development. The course will be presented by way of lectures, video clips, the textbook, and laboratory work.

Learning Outcomes

  • Assist students to develop a broad understanding of the major theoretical influences that have influenced contemporary thinking about child and adolescent development.
  • Develop an appreciation of the research process when working with children and adolescents, and begin to develop skills in the critical evaluation of developmental research.
  • Help students understand the multidimensional nature of development, as well as the important role that both biological and environmental factors play in shaping development, contributing to risk and resilience.
  • Introduce students to a broad range of developmental concepts and issues that will provide them with a sound foundation for advanced study in the areas of developmental and/or clinical psychology.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Prerequisites

PSYC104, or
PSYC105 and PSYC106

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Seth Harty

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Lab Assessment 20%
Research Project 30%
End of semester Test 25%
Mid-Term Test 25%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Sigelman, Carol K. , Rider, Elizabeth A., De George-Walker, Linda; Life span human development ; 2nd Australian and New Zealand edition; Cengage Learning, 2015.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $834.00

International fee $3,788.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the departments and faculties page .

All PSYC207 Occurrences

  • PSYC207-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018