School of Psychology

Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence (C8813)

Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence

Module C8813

Module details for 2012/13.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

This module examines the historical origins, perspectives, theories, methods, and empirical findings of research in the area of developmental psychology, with attention to cognitive, perceptual, language, social, emotional, and atypical development. A core emphasis on major theories and research findings in the field of developmental psychology will be complemented by presentations by various members of the Psychology faculty that address a wide range of psychological processes, from the antenatal period through to young adulthood. The module does not require any prior knowledge of psychology.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate an understanding of major theories and scientific underpinnings of developmental psychology.

Demonstrate knowledge of a number of specialised areas and/or applications of research on psychology in childhood and adolescence.

Reason scientifically and communicate the relationship between psychological theory and evidence.

Critically evaluate primary and secondary psychological literature.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT1 Week 10 100.00%
Unseen ExaminationSemester 1 Assessment70.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour111111111111
Autumn SemesterLecture1 hour111122222222

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Prof Robin Banerjee

Assess convenor, Convenor

Dr Jenny Bosten

Assess convenor

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