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This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of contemporary issues in developmental psychology.
An in-depth examination of psychological development and the developmental processes (normal and abnormal) that contribute to and protect against the expression of psychopathology in children and adolescents. 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, class work, video clips, and selected readings. There will be an emphasis on informed class discussion.
The objectives of the course are to: Introduce current models of developmental psychopathology including medical/biological, evolutionary, behavioral, cognitive, psychoanalytic, and family systems approaches.Review and critically evaluate the current issues, strengths and weaknesses surrounding the diagnosis of psychopathology in childhood and adolescence including use of the DSM-5.Explore the current approaches to assessment and evaluation of child and adolescent psychopathology.Identify familial, relational, cultural, ethnic, developmental, ethical issues in the development of child and adolescent psychopathology, including an examination of risk and resilience factors.
RP: PSYC207 Developmental Psychology
PSYC207 Developmental Psychology
Domestic fee $1,054.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
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