Developmental Psychology

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Developmental Psychology

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Recommended Pre/Co-requisites: PSYC11-100 or PSYC11-101; PSYC11-105

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Introduction
    This subject deals with the nature of human development from birth to old age, and includes the analysis of developmental changes in perception, thinking, learning, memory, personality, social and emotional adjustment. This subject aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in developmental psychology.

     
    Learning Objectives
    1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in lifespan development research.
     
    2. Demonstrate practical skills in laboratory based and other psychological research.
     
    3. Respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical enquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes.
     
    4. Use information in an ethical manner.
     
    5. Write a standard research report using APA structure and formatting conventions.
     
    6. Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning.