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)

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

HOL Study Period 3

Dates:
31 Aug 20 - 29 Nov 20

Results:
22 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
13 Sep 20

Census:
21 Sep 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

Results:
27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

Census:
31 Jul 20

Dates:
2 Nov 20 - 7 Feb 21

Results:
2 Mar 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Nov 20

Census:
27 Nov 20


Prerequisites

PSY10007 Brain and Behaviour or PSY10003 Psychology 100 or PSS110 Introduction to Psychology 1
AND
PSY10008 Fundamentals of Psychology or PSY10004 Psychology 101 or PSS120 Introduction to Psychology 2
AND
STA10003 Foundations of Statistics
AND
PSY10005 Introduction to Research Methods

OR

PSY10007 Brain and Behaviour or PSY10003 Psychology 100
AND
PSY10008 Fundamentals of Psychology or PSY10004 Psychology 101
AND
STA10003 Foundations of Statistics
AND
Admission into BA-SSCPSY2S Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) OR Admission into BA-SSPSY6 Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) OR Admission into BA-BEHP Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology)
 

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 biological, 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.

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