Psychology

Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence

Module code: C8813
Level 4
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Workshop, Lecture
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

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 a broad knowledge base of developmental psychology including the major themes and terminology that underpin it
  • Identify principles and concepts underlying developmental psychology theoretical frameworks and identify their strengths and weaknesses
  • Source and critically evaluate relevant information from primary and secondary psychological literature
  • Work effectively with others using interpersonal skills to clarify tasks and solve problems