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Child Psychology

Course NumberPSY 223W
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: PSY 211 with grade of "C" or better. Provides an in-depth understanding of the emotional, intellectual, social, and physical development in children from conception through adolescence. Considers the effect of heredity, environment, culture, and values on children's behavior, as well as the effect children have on adults' behavior. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Examine the study of child development.
  1. Evaluate the major issues in child development.
  2. Evaluate the various methods of developmental research.

Apply the main theories of child development to child care practices.
  1. Examine and evaluate psychoanalytic theory (e.g. Freud, Erikson).
  2. Examine and evaluate cognitive theories (e.g. Piaget, Vygotsky, Information Processing).
  3. Examine and evaluate ecological/contextual theory (e.g. Bronfenbrenner).
  4. Examine and evaluate learning theory (e.g. Watson, Skinner, Bandura).

Describe the cognitive, social-emotional, and physical characteristics and principles of development from conception to adolescence.
  1. Examine the interaction of biological and environmental influences on child development.
  2. Examine significant issues and topics relating to the process of child development.

Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.
  1. Document attainment of skills learned.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the subject.

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