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Undergraduate | SWI-PSY20007 | 2023

Developmental Psychology

Attain a view of how human minds and bodies develop. Step through the stages of physical growth, from infancy to childhood then adulthood. Apply an understanding of cognitive development. Consider the impact socio-emotional factors may have.

Study method
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Start dates
27 Feb 2023
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Developmental Psychology

About this subject

  • Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

    • Describe the main theories of human development;
    • Evaluate how research on the lifespan is conducted using different research designs and methods;
    • Identify the most important processes, periods and issues in development;
    • Describe biological, cognitive and socioemotional development in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood;
    • Apply statistical knowledge to a human development-related research question and communicate this in a clear and concise manner.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

  • SWI-PSY10005 (Not currently available)

and one of

  • SWI-STA10003-Foundations of Statistics (no longer available)

  • SWI-STA102 (Not currently available)

and one of

  • SWI-PSY10003 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSS110 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSY10007 (Not currently available)

and one of

  • SWI-PSY10004 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSS120 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-PSY10008 (Not currently available)

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-PSS250 (Not currently available)

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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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