PSYC 201 Child and Adolescent Development*

This course explores biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial changes in all our lives from birth through adolescence.  Parenting and education are the contexts emphasized to understand and elaborate upon the course material.

Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisite

PSYC 101 or Instructor Permission

PSYC 201Child and Adolescent Development*

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Social Science

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Prerequisite Narrative

PSYC 101 or Instructor Permission

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course explores biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial changes in all our lives from birth through adolescence.  Parenting and education are the contexts emphasized to understand and elaborate upon the course material.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

These are the published APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major: GOAL 1: KNOWLEDGE BASE 1.1 Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology 1.2 Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains 1.3 Describe applications of psychology GOAL 2: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY & CRITICAL THINKING 2.1 Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena 2.2 Demonstrate psychology information literacy 2.3 Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving 2.4 Interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research 2.5 Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry GOAL 3: ETHICAL & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN A DIVERSE WORLD 3.1 Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice 3.2 Build and enhance interpersonal relationships 3.3 Adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels GOAL 4: COMMUNICATION 4.1 Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes 4.2 Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes 4.3 Interact effectively with others GOAL 5: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 5.1 Apply psychological content and skills to career goals 5.2 Exhibit self-efficacy and self-regulation 5.3 Refine project-management skills 5.4 Enhance teamwork capacity 5.5 Develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation APA Education Directorate (http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/about/learning-goals.pdf

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Grand theories of developmental psychology Psychoanalytic (Freud, Erikson) Learning (Watson, Skinner, Bandura) Cognitive (Piaget, Information Processing, Kohlberg) Humanistic (Maslow, Rogers) Secondary theories of developmental psychology Biological (Evolution) Ecological (Bronfenbrenner) Sociocultural (Vygotsky) Research methods in developmental psychology Correlational v. Quasi-Experimental v. Experimental Longitudinal v. Cross-Sectional v. Cross-Sequential Ethics in Research Methods in Developmental Psychology Foundations Heredity and conception Prenatal development Birth Infancy Physical Development Nutrition Motor Development Health and Illness Cognitive Development Piagetian Stages Information Processing Development Language Social and Emotional Development Family Attachment Gender Self Early Childhood Physical Development Nutrition Motor Development Health and Illness Cognitive Development Piagetian Stages Information Processing Development Language Social and Emotional Development Family Peers Gender Self Middle Childhood Physical Development Nutrition Motor Development Health and Illness Cognitive Development Piagetian Stages Information Processing Development Language Social and Emotional Development Family Peers Gender Self Adolescence Physical Development Nutrition Motor Development Puberty Health and Illness Cognitive Development Piagetian Stages Information Processing Development Language Social and Emotional Development Family Peers Gender Self

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Literature review in full APA format

Required Exams

Oral or Written demonstrations of proficiencies in Goals 1, 2, and 4

Required Text

Rathus, S. A. (2017) Childhood & Adolescence: Voyages in Development (6th ed.) (ISBN: 978-1-305-50459-2) American Psychological Association (APA; 2010) Publication Manual (6th ed.) (ISBN: 978-1-4338-0562-2)

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Literature review in full APA format Oral or Written demonstrations of proficiencies in Goals 1, 2, and 4