Human Development_Psych Studies PSYCH3006

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course provides insight into aspects of human development across the lifespan.


Weekly one hour lectures

Requirements of Entry

A Grade D or better in Psychology 1A and 1B, and 2A and 2B.


Seen examination 100%. Exam topics will be provided in advance of the exam, giving students the opportunity to choose topics, and to research and develop critical material ahead of the exam.

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

This course explores development and its diversity across the lifespan including childhood, adolescence and ageing. It explores social and emotional development, cognitive development and their necessary interactions and the impact of factors such as culture and context on these varied developments.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to :

■ Understand data collecting procedures in developmental psychology, especially in complex and vulnerable cohorts

■ Interpret evidence from a range of empirical studies on age-related change at key stages through the life span from prenatal development through childhood, to adolescence, and into old age.

■ Discuss the evidence for risk and protective factors in development

■ Demonstrate knowledge of the interplay between genetics and environment on development

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits


Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment