• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Psychology
  • Minor code DEPS-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Academic Contact Eryn Newman

Will focus on human development through childhood, adolescence and ageing, highlighting the concept of human development and ageing as a variable life-long process. All key areas, such as cognition, language, emotion, social and motor skills will be discussed. The biological foundations of psychological development and the psychoanalystical, behavioural and cognitive theories which provide the basis of modern developmental psychology provide an underlying integrative thread. The effects of work and retirement, and health-care provision on promoting healthy ageing will be addressed within the context of the processes of human health and diseasethe laboratory program will provide students with more in depth information about specific aspects of human development, and how developmental theories, methods and research findings are inherently linked to provide and empirical basis for the discipline.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand, apply, integrate and generate knowledge in developmental psychology in educational and professional contexts.
  2. Develop and engage in a range of skills and methods to identify, analyse, critique and respond to complex problems relevant to developmental psychology.
  3. Systematically identify relevant theory and concepts in developmental psychology, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions.
  4. Apply appropriate research methods to evaluate data in developmental psychology.
  5. Communicate concepts and results in developmental psychology clearly and effectively.
  6. Work and learn in both independent and collaborative ways with others to encompass diverse abilities and perspectives.
  7. Exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.

Other Information

What 1st year courses should you enrol in? PSYC1003 and PSYC1004

Students should seek further course advice from the academic convener of this Developmental Psychology minor.

Note: The 1000 level courses in this minor cannot contribute towards another major or minor. This minor cannot be taken in conjuction with the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) or the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours).

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from the completion of the following compulsory courses:

PSYC1003 - Psychology 1: Understanding Mind, Brain and Behaviour (6 units)

PSYC1004 - Psychology 2: Understanding People in Context (6 units)

PSYC3025 - Psychopathology Across the Lifespan (6 units)

PSYC3202 - Developmental Psychology (6 units)

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