PSYC207-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Developmental Psychology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

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

  • The objectives of the course are 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.
  • Examine 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.
  • Explore a broad range of developmental concepts and issues that will provide a sound foundation for advanced study in the areas of developmental and/or clinical psychology.

Prerequisites

PSYC104, or
PSYC105 and PSYC106

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Seth Harty

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Lab Assessments 25%
Literature Review 25%
End of semester Test 25%
Mid-semester Test 25%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Sigelman, De George, Cunial, Rider; Lifespan Human development ; 3rd Australian and New Zealand Edition; Cengage Learning Australia, 2019.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* 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

  • PSYC207-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021