Human Development 3H PSYCH4006
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Psychology and Neuroscience
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
This course provides insight into aspects of human development across the lifespan.
Weekly one hour lectures
Examination 100% you will answer 1 question from a choice of 3
Main Assessment In: December
Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses
Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below.
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 :
■ Evaluate data collecting procedures in developmental psychology, especially in complex and vulnerable cohorts
■ Evaluate 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
■ Discuss 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.