PSYC 338 Fall 2016 Inquiry, Invention and Ideas

Children tinker, explore and create, but some more than others, and under some conditions more than others. What leads children to investigate, invent and build their own ideas? We will examine the development of curiosity, invention, and the ability to have or construct an idea. We will also look at what accounts for individual differences between children, including the role of intelligence, creativity, social cues, and opportunity. We will look at how these processes unfold at home and in school, and discuss the educational implications of the research we read, and the research we conduct.
Class Format: Empirical Lab course
Requirements/Evaluation: regular response papers, a midterm exam, and an empirical project resulting in a 10- to 15-page written paper and an oral presentation
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
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Prerequisites: PSYC 101, and PSYC 232 or PSYC 272, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: preference given to Psychology majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: PSYC Area 3 - Developmental Psychology,PSYC Empirical Lab Course,TEAC Teaching Sequence Courses
Enrollment Limit: 16
Expected Enrollment: 16
Class Number: 1417
PSYC 338 - 01 (F) SEM Inquiry, Invention and Ideas Division 2: Social Studies Susan L. Engel
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM Bronfman 317 1417
PSYC 338 - 02 (F) LAB Inquiry, Invention and Ideas Division 2: Social Studies Susan L. Engel
W 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Bronfman 317 1420
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