Introduction to Developmental Psychology Part 1 (Module 34023)

In this module, key themes and issues in developmental psychology will be discussed, including continuous and discontinuous development, stability and change and the nature/nurture debate.

The module will also consider how research and theories of these issues are applied to children's development and education.


By the end of the module you should be able to:

  • Explain the history of developmental psychology and its relevance to education;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of major themes and issues within developmental psychology and their relevance to education;
  • Show an understanding of how different influences interact in development.


10 credits

Contact time

Lectures (10 hours), project supervision (10 hours); Guided independent study (80 hours).


A group oral presentation of a research project with accompanying individual 1000 word script (100%); 

Programmes associated with this module