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Module code:PSYC3110 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Topics in Developmental Psychology
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Anne Schlottmann
Organiser's location:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Available for students in Year(s):3
Module prerequisites:Builds on the general coverage of developmental psychology provided in 2nd year course PSYC2209. “Non-Psychology students (including non-Psychology affiliates) must visit the link below to establish whether they can take this module. Students should have an appropriate background in the subject area and must complete the ‘Module Request Form’, failure to do so will result in rejection on Portico.”  
Module outline:Dr Schlottmann’s section considers a number of topics in normal cognitive development. One major area is the development of “higher” reasoning skills. Topics covered include: Formal operations and scientific reasoning, The development of logical reasoning, Analogical reasoning and transfer, Causal reasoning and perception. The other major topic area is the development of memory. Dr Rice's section will explore a variety of topics in normal and abnormal socio-emotional development. Topics include: The interface of nature and nurture in development, Prenatal influences, Deprivation and social development, The role of the family in emotional development, Growing up with a depressed parent: developmental implications, Developmental pathways: risk and resilience. 
Module aims:To discuss a range of advanced topics in normal and abnormal development, in order to illuminate the processes underlying children’s development. 
Module objectives:Students should learn about diverse cognitive, social and biological determinants of development and how the contribution of such factors depends on the domain of development. Students should know about recent theoretical approaches to child cognitive and social development and should come to appreciate the conceptual link between views of the adult mind (the end state of development) and theories of how we develop towards this end state. 
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Module assessment:Unseen three-hour written examination 100.00% 
Taking this module as an option?:Not without pre-requisites and approval, see above 
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Last updated:2017-04-05 13:36:51 by ucjtjst