This course is an overview of the major theories and topics in developmental psychology, incorporating psychoanalytic, cognitive-developmental, and behavioral perspectives. Topics include temperament, attachment, learning, language development, social development, family and school influences, self-concept and self-esteem, adolescent cognitive development, separation and individuation, moral development, and development of identity. The emphasis is on child and adolescent development.
Prerequisite: introduction to psychology or equivalent, or at least one other related course, recommended. (4 credits)
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