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PS5517: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:09


Course Overview

This course takes a developmental approach to the question “What does it mean to be human?”, covering a range of psychological attributes that change with age. The course aims to introduce students to theories of perceptual, language, social and emotional development along with encouraging debate on some key conceptual issues (e.g. nature versus nurture). Specific topics covered within this course include: Awareness of mental states, information processing theory, and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Sutherland

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • MSc Psychological Studies (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Psychological Studies

Contact Teaching Time

25 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%)

Resit: Students will resubmit any failed work or re-sit any failed examination. Each element's contribution will remain the same.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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