• Offered by Research School of Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Psychology
  • Areas of interest Psychology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Evan Kidd
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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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. 

Indicative Assessment

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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Workload

Two- hours of lectures per week and 6 x 3 hour laboratories spread over the semester.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed PSYC1003 and PSYC1004.

Prescribed Texts

White, F., Hayes, B. & Livesey, D. (2013). Developmental Psychology: from infancy to adulthood (3rd edition). Pearson: Frenchs Forest, NSW


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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1545 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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