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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 333R • Social Development in Children-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44040 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
SEA 2.108

Course Description

This course concerns how children develop socially, with a focus on parents' role in their children's development. We will study basic issues in parent-child relationships, as well as address controversial topics, such as: To what extent do parents effects their children?; Is physical punishment harmful?; and Should parents be licensed before having children?

Contains a Substantial Writing Component Partially fulfills Area II requirement in psychology

Grading Policy

Weekly "reaction" papers (1 page each) 10% Class participation 10% Group presentations 10% 1 Review paper (8-10 pages) 35% 2 Tests 35%


Holden, G. W. (in preparation). The dynamics of parenting. Sage.


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