Undergraduate | LTU-PSY2DEV | 2024
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About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Acquire an understanding of the major milestones and stages of human lifespan development and related key concepts to critically analyse cases and research in developmental psychology.
- Use library resources, databases, and peer-reviewed journal articles to investigate developmental research questions relevant to individuals at different stages of the lifespan.
- Evaluate and apply research methods to investigate a variety of developmental research questions relevant to individuals at different stages of the lifespan and from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Develop and apply knowledge of current developmental research findings to interpret data, generate hypotheses, and reach evidence-based conclusions.
- Major Milestones and Phases of Human Development Across the Lifespan
- Infant and Toddler Development
- Child and Adolescent Development
- Development from Emerging Adulthood to Older Age
- Investigate a Question Relevant to a Particular Phase of Development
- Consider Cultural, Familial, and Individual Influences on Development
- Development and Mental Health
In this subject you will learn about developmental psychology from the earliest period of prenatal development through infancy, childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood and older age. Through lectures, required reading, and online activities, you will be introduced to the key theories and research in developmental psychology, and will use these to think about how each aspect of development lays the foundation for the next phase and the importance of context for development. Online activities and quizzes, and tutorials will provide you with the opportunity to apply understanding of developmental psychology to research questions, case studies, and your own development. You will also contribute to and write up a research lab study report related to a key concept in developmental psychology.
This subject consists of self-guided online lessons and timetabled tutorial classes. It is typically taken by students in their second year.
- Mid-semester online multiple choice quiz (1 hour) (1000 words equivalent) (20%)
- End-semester online multiple choice test (1 hour) (1000 words equivalent) (20%)
- Written Laboratory Report (1,500-words) (40%)
- Individual 5-min oral presentation demonstrating understanding of Lab Report topic and methods (video submission) (750 words equivalent) (20%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- LAT-PYS-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Psychological Science
- LAT-BUS-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Business
- LAT-ART-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Arts
Prerequisites: Students must be admitted into the following course - SBPSO or undertaking a Psychological Science major (MJR-PSY01) and have successfully completed 75 credit points.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses