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PS 3518
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Hosie

Pre-requisite(s): PS 1009, PS 1509, PS 1010, PS 1510, PS 2015, PS 2016, PS 2515, PS 2516.

Co-requisite(s): PS 3517 and PS 3519. (Joint Honours, PS 3517 only)

This course will examine both historical and contemporary issues and findings in perceptual development, language development, social and emotional development, and developmental psychopathology. The course will also cover a number of key conceptual issues including the role of nature versus nurture in human development, modularity and modularization, and the contribution of research on atypical development to our understanding of normal functioning.

12 week course - 1 one-hour lecture per week and 1 two-hour tutorial during the course.

1st Attempt: One 90 minute written examination (75%), in-course written assigment of no more than 2,000 words (20%), activities during tutorials (5%).

Resit: One 90 minute written examination (75%), in-course written assigment of no more than 2,000 words (20%), activities during tutorials (5%).