Aims and Fit of Module
The aims of this module are to introduce the key concepts and current research in developmental psychology, along with the approaches and methodologies to study developmental processes occurring in infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood aging. It will include theories and methods for understanding cognitive, social and emotional and language development. For each area of development, we will explore key changes in across childhood, adolescence and adulthood. It will consider the influence of attachment, family and relationships, and environment on development as well.
A Identify classic and contemporary theoretical frameworks and conceptual models which psychologists use to characterize changes across different developmental stages
B Demonstrate knowledge of psychological development across the life span in social (e.g. family), cognitive (e.g. intelligence), emotional (e.g. regulating affect) and language (e.g. language acquisition) domain
C Apply the skills of psychological analysis to the study of developmental psychology
D Evaluate critically on different practical and empirical perspectives in developmental psychology
Method of teaching and learning
The teaching sessions are interactive and divided into two components: lectures and tutorials/workshops. The tutorials/workshops will build on the materials covered in the lectures.