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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Summer 2003

PSY f304 • Intro to Child Psychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
87460 MTWThF
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
NOA 1.124

Course Description

General introduction to physical, social, and cognitive development from conception onward.

Grading Policy

There will be 4 tests, plus a cumulative final exam. Each exam will consist of multiple choice questions from the lectures, text, reserve readings, and films.  The final exam is the same format as the mid-term tests, and is mostly cumulative.  Students drop their lowest mid-term exam grade. Each test is worth 20% of your grade. The final 20% of your grade is based on group work.


1.  Required:  DeHart, G.B, Sroufe, L.A., & Cooper, R. G. (2000).  Child Development: Its nature and course. (4th Ed.) New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc. 2.  Highly recommended:  Study guide to accompany above (same title; author is DeHart, G. B.).  One copy of this study guide will be on reserve at PCL, and one will be on reserve at the Undergraduate Library.         3.  Various reserve readings will be required to supplement the text. These articles will be on reserve at the PCL and UGL. They are to be read according to the schedule specified in the handout on Group Projects.


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