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Developmental Psychology

Enrolment code: KHA202

Offered: Hobart: semester 2,Launceston: semester 2,

Special note: This unit is part of the core program in Psychology and must be taken by students proceeding to a psychology major.

Unit description:

Provides more advanced study of cognitive development and social-emotional development across the lifespan. Lectures focus on the development of children’s thinking and problem solving abilities, social development in childhood and adolescence.

In the laboratory component, students participate in investigations of children’s cognitive development and examine an aspect of social development, such as children’s conceptions of friendship, and age-related effects on moral reasoning.

Staff Dr R Burton Smith (Coordinator), Mr JRM Alexander, Mr P Tranent For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x1-hr lectures, 1x2-hr lab class weekly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites KHA201  
Mutual exclusions KHA200, KHA250, KHA220, KHA230, KHA202, KHB205/305  
Assessment mode 2-hr exam in Nov (50%), lab reports totalling 2,500 words (50%). Satisfactory performance in the lab component is required for a full pass Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Durkin K, Developmental Social Psychology From Infancy to Old Age, ISBN 0631148299
Ginsburg H & Opper S, Piaget’s Theory of Intellectual Development, ISBN 0136751660
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Psychology  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Bachelor of Health Science
Bachelor of Science (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Commerce (See also combined degrees)
Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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