An introduction to the study of human growth and development from conception through emerging adulthood. Topics for discussion include prenatal and infant development, perceptual and motor development, language acquisition, cognitive development, and social and emotional development. These topics form the basis for a discussion of the major theories of human development, including those about early experience, neural plasticity, dynamic systems, information processing, social learning, attachment, and family systems.
The Class: Type: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: attendance and active class participation, 3 exams (2 midterms and final), and regular writing assignments
Prerequisites: PSYC 101
Enrollment Preference: sophomores and junior Psychology majors
Distributions: Division II;
Attributes: PSYC 200-level Courses; TEAC Teaching Sequence Courses