PSY 130 - Developmental Psychology

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

December 2011

Covers the stages children go through as they develop; covers cognitive development, biological development, social development, personality development, emotional development, among others. Focus is on integrating across these different content areas. This course will offer an introduction to the field of developmental psychology. We will take up findings in the areas of the child’s cognitive, social, physical, emotional, personality, and moral development. We will discuss the different perspectives that guide study in these areas, and how scientists are able to learn about children; in the process, we will consider the strengths and weaknesses of each perspective and approach, and will consider what we can (and cannot) safely take away from different methods of studying children.