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Unit information: Introduction to Developmental Psychology in 2019/20

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Unit name Introduction to Developmental Psychology
Unit code PSYC10008
Credit points 10
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2D (weeks 19 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Hood
Open unit status Open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department School of Experimental Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Science

Description

This unit provides an introduction to developmental psychology. It focuses on key stages of perceptual, cognitive and social development taking a biological perspective where appropriate.

The aims of this unit are to cover the major theoretical perspectives taken in developmental psychology, and the unique methodologies and techniques used.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, a student will be able to:

  1. Identify the key theoretical perspectives taken in developmental psychology.
  2. Recognise the methodologies and techniques used in developmental psychology especially those for studying young children.
  3. Define contemporary theory and methods in developmental psychology.

Teaching details

Weekly lectures, and a revision session.

Assessment Details

Multiple-choice examination (100%).

Reading and References

Essential

Schacter, D. L., Gilbert, D. T., Wegner, D. M., & Hood, B. M. (2015). Psychology (2nd European ed.). UK: Palgrave MacMillan.

Recommended and further reading will be made available through Blackboard.

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