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.
Format: lecture; discussion
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
attendance and active class participation, 3 exams (2 midterms and final), and regular writing assignments
sophomores and junior Psychology majors
PSYC 200-level Courses
TEAC Teaching Sequence Courses