Py205 Child Growth and Development

Py205 Child Growth and Development                               4 credits
This course will survey the major topics and psychological theories in developmental psychology from conception through preadolescence. The focus will be on individual maturation, both physical and mental, and how this affects the emotional, moral, cognitive and social development of the child. Consideration will be given to current controversies in the field: nature/ nurture; continuity/discontinuity; and individual vs. group differences. Social issues will be discussed in the framework of the impact on the individual. Prerequisite: Py150 or approval of Division Chair.