- Code PSYC2002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Psychology
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Psychology
- Areas of interest Psychology
- Academic career UGRD
- Evan Kidd
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2014
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This course explores human development. The primary focus is on development in childhood and adolescence, although the evolution of different psychological functions is also explored through the consideration of comparative studies with other species. Topics include perceptual development, cognitive development, language development, social and moral development, and developmental disorders. Controversial issues such as the interaction between nature and nurture, and whether development is best described as continuous or stage-like, will be highlighted. The laboratory program will provide students with more in-depth information about specific aspects of development, with a focus on the practical application of research skills through the writing of a lab report and the ‘parenting’ of a virtual child.
In 2014: (i)a lab report (25%), (ii) a mid-semester exam (25%) and an end-of -semester exam (25%), (iii) two minor assignments based on laboratory work (25%).
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Two- hours of lectures per week and 6 x 3 hour laboratories spread over the semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
White, F., Hayes, B. & Livesey, D. (2014). Developmental Psychology: from infancy to adulthood. Pearson: Frenchs Forest, NSW.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3038||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|