PSYC207-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)

Developmental Psychology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024

Description

This course will examine human development from conception to late adolescence, and will cover neuropsychological, cognitive, biological, behavioural and socio-emotional development. Emphasis will be given to major theoretical influences that have shaped current thinking about child and adolescent development, as well as research methods and techniques that are used to study development. Key developmental issues will be considered in relation to both typical and atypical patterns of development.

This course will examine human development from conception to late adolescence, and will cover social, emotional, behavioural, neuropsychological, cognitive, and biological development. Emphasis will be given to major theoretical influences that have shaped current thinking about child and adolescent development, as well as research methods and techniques that are used to study development. Key developmental issues will be considered in relation to both typical and atypical patterns of development. The course will be presented by way of lectures, video clips, the textbook, and laboratory work.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Interpret the major theoretical influences of developmental psychology and how these theories impact modern day thinking about child and adolescent development.
  • Identify key challenges and techniques in some of the research processes employed when working with infants through to adolescents.
  • Critically evaluate developmental research by applying skills such as critical thinking; and integrating and summarizing relevant literature.
  • Discuss the multidimensional nature of development, particularly the important role that both biological and environmental factors play in shaping development and how these roles contribute to risk and resilience throughout an individual’s development.
  • Explain a broad range of developmental concepts and issues that provide a solid foundation for the advancement the study of developmental and/or clinical psychology.

Prerequisites

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 08:00 - 09:00 Online Delivery
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Online Delivery
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing Head of Department

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Preparation for Scientific Writing 20% 3 components: (1) Critical Thinking (2) Article Summary (3) Avoiding Plagiarism
Lab Activities 10%
Literature Review 20%
End of semester Test 25%
Mid-semester Test 25%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Sigelman, Carol K. et al; Life span human development ; 3rd Australian and New Zealand edition; Cengage Learning Australia, 2019.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $942.00

International fee $4,988.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

All PSYC207 Occurrences

  • PSYC207-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024
  • PSYC207-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)