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.

Pre-requisites

PSYC104, or
PSYC105 and PSYC106

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 235
8 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 23 May
02 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Meremere 409
8 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 23 May
03 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 235
8 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 23 May
04 Friday 15:00 - 17:00 Beatrice Tinsley 111
8 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 23 May
05 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 340
8 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 23 May
06 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 340
8 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 23 May
07 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 413 (10/3-17/3, 5/5-19/5)
Rehua 005 (24/3)
8 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 23 May
08 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 411
8 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 23 May
09 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Meremere 409
8 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 23 May
10 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Meremere 409 (12/3-26/3)
John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room (7/5-21/5)
8 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 23 May
11 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 141
8 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 23 May

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 department and colleges page.

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