PSYC 337 Spring 2013 Temperament and Biobehavioral Development (W)

This class will explore individual differences in reactivity and self-regulation in infancy and childhood. Developmental, ethological, and neuroscience models will serve as the foundation for the exploration of the construct of temperament. Topics will include biobehavioral models of reactivity to stress and novelty, including research examining individual differences in neuroendocrine, electrophysiological, and emotional responding. Individual differences in self-regulation will be explored, and will focus heavily on the literature examining the development of attention and other executive control processes in infancy and early childhood. Longitudinal research that examines continuity and change in temperament from infancy through adulthood will be examined. The contributions of genetics and the contextual influences on temperament trajectories will be explored, including research demonstrating the influence of caregivers and gene-by-environment interactions.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly thought papers and one final 7- to 10-page paper
Additional Info: not available for the Gaudino option and cannot be taken Pass/Fail
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Prerequisites: Psychology 201 and 232 or Psychology 212 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Psychology majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: PHLH Maternal and Child Health,PSYC Area 3 - Developmental Psychology
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 16
Class Number: 3271
PSYC337-01(S) SEM Temperament (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Amie A. Hane
W 1:10 PM-3:50 PM Bronfman 317 3271
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