Jun 24, 2024  
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY330 Childhood and Adolescent Psychology (3 cr.)

This course focuses on the major theoretical viewpoints and research approaches in the field of developmental psychology, specifically from the prenatal period through adolescence.  Students consider social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of children and teens.  Theories of development for behavior in infancy, childhood, and adolescence, including sensory and motor development and processes such as learning, motivation, and socialization are studied.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the various theories in developmental psychology.
  2. List and evaluate the differences between the various methods of investigation used in developmental studies.
  3. Describe the processes of heredity, human reproduction, and prenatal development.
  4. Identify and evaluate factors affecting the physical, social, emotional, psychological, and intellectual development of children and adolescents.
  5. Apply theories and scientific terms to real life situations or case studies involving children and adolescents.

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