PSYC 450/950 - Selected Topics in Developmental Psychology
- Provides a general introduction to major theories, perspectives, research developments and methods in the relatively young sub-field of cross-cultural developmental psychology.
- The overall goal is to examine early child social and cognitive development from an interdisciplinary perspective.
- Focuses on early development (0-5yrs) and examinining influences of socialization practices and experience on social and cognitive development.
- Comparing evidence from Western, urban societies to non-Western, small-scale societies to determine whether early developmental theories and empirical findings are generalizable to children across the globe.
PSYC 352 - Culture and Cognition
- Covers topics such as perception, attachment and social relationships, prosocial development, motor development, theory of mind, teaching and learning, language and communication, and play.
- Invites well-respected scientists in the field of cross-cultural developmental psychology to Skype with the class and answer questions about their research.
PSYC 250 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology
- Provides a general introduction to major theories, perspectives, research developments and methods in developmental psychology.
- Topics covered in this course include theory and research related to prenatal, cognitive, emotional, social, language and moral development, as well as the influence of culture on development.
Directed Studies courses make it possible to work with a Psychology department faculty member on a reading or a research project of mutual interest.