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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 304 • Intro to Child Psychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43925 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
SEA 2.108
Krogh

Course Description

This course will focus on developmental issues that are present from conception through adolescence. It serves as an introduction to theoretical perspectives within the field of psychology, as well as focus on more specific topics regarding childhood. Topics such as language development, social development, and cultural differences will be discussed.

Grading Policy

There will be 4 objective multiple-choice exams. Each exam is equally weighted and none are cumulative (i.e., each exam will only test the material that has been covered since the previous exam). 3 of the exams will be given during the semester and the 4th will be during finals period. While the final exam is mandatory, the top 2 scores from the 3 exams during the semester will be used to calculate the final grade. Each exam will consist of 40 questions. The total number of exam points that could be earned will be 120 (3 exams x 40 points each).

In addition to the exams, there will also be 5 short assignments addressing current issues in the field. The assignments will ask that you complete 3 questions about an assigned reading.

Texts

Siegler, DeLoache & Eisenberg. 2003. How Children Develop.

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