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

Spring 2008

PSY 333D • Intro to Developmental Psych-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44025 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
SEA 1.332
NEAL-BEEVERS

Course Description

This course is meant to provide advanced introduction to the study of developmental psychology from conception through adolescence. Within each of the stages of development (i.e., infancy, early childhood, etc.), topics pertaining to physical growth, cognitive development, and social-emotional development will be reviewed. Theories, controversies, and relevant research in the field will also be discussed.

Grading Policy

Course grades are based on: one midterm, one non-cumulative final exam, four response papers, research paper outline, research paper, class participation/attendance, and any extra credit points earned during the semester. Exams: There will be one midterm exam and one non-cumulative final exam. Exams will include material presented in the assigned reading, class lectures, and any supplemental materials covered in class. Exams will consist of multiple choice, matching, true/false and short answer items. Response Papers: Students are required to submit four response papers (2-3 pages) during the semester. These response papers focus on supplemental readings assigned throughout the semester. Review Paper: Students are required to complete a research paper project during the semester. The purpose of this project is to allow and encourage students to explore topics or questions within child psychopathology that are not covered in this class. Students will be required to turn in a preliminary outline (2-3 pages) and research paper (10 pages).

Texts

Siegler, R., DeLoache, J. & Eisenberg, N. (2003). How Children Develop, Second Edition (text, required). Worth Publishers, New York, NY. Siegler, R., DeLoache, J. & Eisenberg, N. (2003). How Children Develop, First Edition (study guide, recommended). Worth Publishers, New York, NY. Additional readings will be posted online

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