Introduction to Psychology and Development
School of Education
This module is designed to provide you with an introduction to the academic knowledge underpinning further modules in developmental psychology and supplement research skills which are a main component of their degree programme.
The module will introduce you to a range of theoretical perspectives central to studying the psychology of development and these include: Behaviourist, Cognitive, Psychodynamic, Social Constructionist and Evolutionary.
Content covers theory and research into the ongoing `Heredity and Environment' debate, Cognitive Constructivism, `Normality' and Atypical Development, Childhood in the lifespan and considers how these issues and research programmes are applied to children's development and
We will consider the major research approaches in Psychology and Ethicical issues relating to psychological research particularly those centred on children.
Lectures (20 hours), Seminars (20 hours), guided independent study (160 hours)
Group oral presentation (33%); Exam (67%)
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