Human Development_Psych Studies PSYCH3006
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- 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
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.
Examination 100% you will answer 1 question from a choice of 3
Main Assessment In: December
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