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The aim of this course is to consolidate and extend students’ knowledge of a number of core areas of developmental psychology, focusing on the age range of young children (3 years) to adolescence. This course will examine both historical and contemporary issues and findings in (1) cognitive development and (2) social-emotional development. In one half of the course students will evaluate how some main types of memory undergo developmental changes, and how cognitive plasticity develops. In the other half students will evaluate the development of aggression and its risk factors, and gain a deeper understanding of the role of play in typical and atypical development of social interaction with a focus on autism. There will also be opportunity to learn about some intervention programmes aimed at improving cognitive and socio-emotional skills in childhood. The broad range of developmental topics makes this an ideal course for anyone with interest in working with children.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Tutorial Participation 10%
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Procedural||Apply||Students will become aware of some markers for typical (and atypical) cognitive and socio-emotional development in children and ways of improving performance, skills, and behaviour in individuals|
|Factual||Evaluate||Evaluate different theoretical accounts and research methods of both cognitive and socio-emotional child development and communicate this through coursework and written exams.|
|Factual||Understand||Consolidate and extend their knowledge of historical and contemporary issues and findings in (1) cognitive development and (2) socio-emotional development focusing on children aged 3 to adolescence.|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Learn the skills to understand and evaluate the scientific basis of claims regarding cognitive development and plasticity in children, and the scientific basis of socio-emotional development.|