Pre-requisites: PSY1004


Aims/Description: This module provides an in depth understanding of development from infancy to later life. The module builds on the overview of Developmental Psychology established at level 1 (Developmental Psychology I). The module examines how cognition, language, perception, and social skills develop, as well as considering individual differences in development and developmental disorders. It summarises major developmental changes, and discusses theoretical perspectives underlying developmental research. Examples of key studies in developmental psychology will be considered critically.

Restrictions on availability: Limited to Psychology students. Human Communication students may also take this unit by special arrangement.

Staff Contact: BLAKEY EMMA L
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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