Developmental Psychology

PSY20007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 hours over the teaching period (normally 3 hours per week)

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 12 Feb 23

Results:
7 Mar 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
30 Dec 22

More teaching periods
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1
Hawthorn

HOL Study Period 1

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

Census:
31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Dates:
27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

Results:
27 Jun 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

Census:
20 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

Results:
31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

Census:
4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23

Dates:
6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

Results:
5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

Census:
1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23


Prerequisites

 
AND
 
Admission into:
BA-SSCPSY2S Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
or
BA-SSPSY6 Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
or
BA-BEHP Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology) 
 
AND
 
 
AND
 
 
OR
 
 
AND
 
or
Introduction to Psychology 1 (PSS110)
or
PSY10007 Brain and Behaviour
 
AND
 
or
Introduction to Psychology 2 (PSS120)
or
 
Concurrent Pre-requisite
 
 
Developmental Psychology (PSS250) 

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of human development. Students will gain familiarity with the main theories of human development and the processes, periods, and issues in development. The unit will also address topics in relation to the physical, cognitive and socioemotional development of individuals from infancy to adulthood. Students will be given the opportunity to develop professionally relevant skills and experience in applying statistical knowledge to answer research questions relevant to developmental psychology.
 
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO) 
 
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1. Describe the main theories of human development
2. Evaluate how research on the lifespan is conducted using different research designs and methods
3. Identify the most important processes, periods and issues in development
4. Describe biological, cognitive and socioemotional development in infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood
5. Apply statistical knowledge to a human development-related research question and communicate this in a clear and concise manner

Courses with unit

BA-PSY Bachelor of Psychological Sciences
BA-PSY1 Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (OUA)
BA-PSYS Bachelor of Psychology Sciences (SOL)
BA-HSC1 Bachelor of Health Science
BA-HSCPROF Bachelor of Health Science (Professional)
BB-HSCBUS Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Business
BB-HSCMCMN Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Media and Communication
BB-HSCSCI Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Media and Communication