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Title: PSYC 229-01, Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood, Fall 2007
Authors: Russell, Kathy
Keywords: Psychology, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;2007 Fall
Issue Date: 23-Aug-2007
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN
Abstract: In this course we will examine child development from conception to the end of childhood. Generally, the focus will be on the “normal” or typical course of development and the material is organized around developmental content areas rather than by ages/stages. That is, following an introduction of the history of child psychology, issues and theories, and research strategies, we will discuss biological bases of development from conception through mid-adolescence (e.g., prenatal development, physical growth). Then we will discuss cognitive bases of development from infancy through mid-adolescence (e.g., Piaget, Vygotsky, information processing, language). Finally, we will discuss social bases of development from infancy through mid-adolescence (e.g., social cognition, family interactions, peers). In general we will spend two days covering each chapter. The first day I will highlight important points while we discuss the topic. The second day will be entirely discussion and you will influence the specific topics within the chapter that we cover. It is essential that you complete readings before coming to class. Discussion topics will be Three class projects and service journals are designed to provide the student with an opportunity to more directly use and apply the course material. Learning Objectives: Following this class you should be able to: 􀂋 Demonstrate an understanding of current theoretical issues and research concerning the development of infants and children. 􀂋 Identify your own areas of interest among the issues presented in course materials and demonstrate an understanding of the facts and theories relevant to these issues. 􀂋 Become more aware of the needs of children in our own communities and recognize that our own efforts can make a difference in the lives of these children.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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