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PSY 3720 Child Psychology

Course Description: PSY 3710 Child Psychology is a study of childhood development from prenatal to adolescence. It emphasizes the developmental and environmental factors that influence personality formation.

Textbook: A Child's World; Feldman, Ruth D, Sally W. Olds & Diane E. Papalia. McGraw-Hill.

Prerequisites: PSY 1700

Specific Concepts to Address:

  • Developmental stages including prenatal
  • Major areas if development
  • Biological and psychological bases of behavior
  • Major theories of social, emotional, cognitive, and psychosocial development
  • Socializing influences and their impact
  • Research methods, strengths and weaknesses
  • Childhood diseases and mental disorders

Suggested Emphases:

  • Evaluation of relevant research
  • Writing skills expected of a professionally employed adult

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  • Related continuing education
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