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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2008

PSY 304 • Intro to Child Psychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43930 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
NOA 1.124

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to child development, 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 and relevant research in the field will also be discussed.

Grading Policy

During the course, there will be three non-cumulative midterm exams and one 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, and true/false items. During this course, you will also be required to view a child observation video and write a brief paper (3-5 pages) that demonstrates your understanding of the developmental concepts reflected in the video. Final course grades are based on the best three scores of the four exams (three during the semester and a cumulative final exam; 100 points each) and one child observation paper (75 points).


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.


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