Psychology of Child Development

Module code: C8554
Level 4
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module introduces you to Developmental Psychology: the scientific study of how children develop. Over the course of the module we will evaluate theories and empirical evidence across a wide range of core areas within Developmental Psychology such as language, attachment, emotion, gender, adolescence and cognitive development. We will cover both classic studies and contemporary research in these areas.

BSc Psychology students are not permitted to take this module. Visiting and Exchange students are permitted to take this module but cannot take it in combination with Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence or Developmental Psychology.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts and terms within Developmental Psychology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the methodologies used in Developmental Psychology and correctly interpret the data generated by them