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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.
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- 01 Mar 2021
- 30 Aug 2021
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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.
- Introduction to the lifespan perspective
- Theories of human development
- Research designs and methods related to human development
- Biological development in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood
- Cognitive development in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood
- Socioemotional development in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood
- Contemporary issues in developmental psychology
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
SWI-STA10003-Foundations of Statistics, or SWI-STA102 and SWI-PSY10003-Psychology 100, or SWI-PSS110 , or SWI-PSY10007-Brain and Behaviour and SWI-PSY10004-Psychology 101, or SWI-PSS120 , or SWI-PSY10008-Fundamentals of Psychology and SWI-PSY10005-Introduction to Research Methods ;
No special requirements
This subject aims to provide students with an understanding of human development. Students will gain familiarity with the main theories of human development and the processes, periods, and issues in development. The subject will also address topics in relation to the physical, cognitive and socioemotional development of individuals from infancy to adulthood. Students will be given the opportunity to develop professionally relevant skills and experience in applying statistical knowledge to answer research questions relevant to developmental psychology.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Review Report (25%)
- Research Report (35%)
- Final Assessment (TBC) (40%)
Current study term: 28 Feb 21 to 30 May 21
Human Development: A Cultural Approach, Australian and New Zealand Edition
Jeffrey J Arnett, Laurie Chapin and Charlotte Brownlow
Next study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
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