Developmental Psychology

Module code: C8546
Level 5
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

This module provides you with a basic grounding in developmental psychology from the prenatal period through adolescence.

Topics that are covered include:

  • developmental research methods
  • theories of child development
  • prenatal development; behavioural
  • genetics and individual differences
  • perceptual development
  • early cognitive development
  • attachment
  • temperament
  • categorisation
  • language acquisition
  • motor development
  • children’s understanding of mathematics
  • gender development
  • adolescent development.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an up-to-date detailed knowledge of developmental psychology theories and concepts
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the major contemporary issues in developmental psychology and identify areas where the knowledge base is most/least secure
  • Analyse and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of competing theoretical perspectives and/or research evidence
  • Interact effectively within a team, giving and receiving information and ideas and modifying responses where appropriate