Aug 06, 2020
PSY 234 - Child Development
Description: Children's development from conception through childhood. Includes prenatal, brain, physical, sensory, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and moral development, as well as genetics and cultural influences. This course is cross-listed with ECE 234 .
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency.
- Genetics, prenatal, and birth
- Physical development through childhood
- Cognitive development through childhood
- Language development through childhood
- Emotional development through childhood
- Social development through childhood
- Cultural influences on child development
- Summarize research methods applied to various theoretical perspectives of child development. (2-6)
- Describe major developmental themes (e.g. nature-nurture, stability and change, early-late experiences, and continuity - discontinuity) as applied to child development theories. (2-6)
- Evaluate various theories of child development. (2-6)
- Delineate genetic and prenatal influences on child development. (1)
- Analyze the interplay of physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. (2-6)
- Identify the probable effects of parents, family, peers, teachers, and community on child development. (2-6)
- Conduct research on topics related to child development. (1-7)
- Discuss the cultural influences on child development. (7)
- Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 1,500 words of monitored writing.