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Developmental Psychology - PSY235

This unit involves the study of how humans grow and change across the life span from conception until death. The unit consolidates and extends topics introduced in the developmental section of PSYC105. We explore developmental continuities and changes that are normative and common to most people, but also ways in which people differ from one another. In particular we focus on theories that seek to explain development and the extent to which development is influenced by genes, the physical environment, social relationships, and the context in which the individual lives. We survey major theories, research findings, and contemporary issues in physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and personality development across the life span. The tutorial sessions complement the lectures and focus on developmental research methodologies and practical applications of developmental theory.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Cathy McMahon

[(PSY104(P) and PSY105(P)) and (STAT122 or STAT170(P) or STAT171 or PSY122(P))] or [admission to GDipPsych] or [((PSY104(P) and PSY122(P)) or PSYC104)) and (admission to BA-PsychLLB or GCertSphComm or GDipSphComm or DipSphComm)] or [(PSYC104 and PSYC105] or [PSY104(P) and PSYC105 and STAT170(P)] or [PSYC104 and PSY105(P) and STAT170(P)] Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):

Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences

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