PC5006A - Developmental Psychology (2019/20)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2019/20|
|Module title||Developmental Psychology|
|Module level||Intermediate (05)|
|Credit rating for module||15|
|School||School of Social Sciences|
|Total study hours||150|
|Running in 2019/20||
In developmental psychology students learn how both cognition and social behaviours change throughout the lifespan, including examples of atypical development and applied aspects of developmental psychology. Students are exposed to classic and modern theories, and to research that relates to these theories.
Prior learning requirements
Any introductory psychology module
Topics will be drawn from: Life-span development (Speed, Memory, Personality, etc.), Developmental Theories including new theories such as Dynamic Systems Theory and Neural Network Learning, Development of Reasoning and Executive Function LO1,LO2,LO3
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
Students will gain core knowledge and understanding of the topics through lectures, but deeper understanding, evaluation and skill development will be promoted through directed study of recommended reading material, seminars, and online resources.
On successful completion of this module, students will:
1. possess systematic in-depth knowledge and critical awareness of a range of core topic areas and related research in cognitive psychology;
2. have comprehensive knowledge and critical awareness of a range of different research methods used in cognitive psychology;
3. be able to summarise and evaluate critically theoretical developments in cognitive psychology in the light of empirical evidence.
Formative feedback will be available in the form of: (a) comments on mid-term short-answer questions, and (b) automated responses to non-summative multiple-choice questions.
Erber, J. T. (2005). Aging and Older Adulthood. 2nd edition. [CORE ]
Bjorklund, D. F. (2012). Children’s Thinking. 5th edition[CORE]
Croker, S. (2012). The Development of Cognition. 1st edition